Hyderabad: GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC), a division of GMR Air Cargo and Aerospace Engineering Limited (GACAEL) on Thursday announced a partnership with Singapore-based technology startup StaTwig. As part of the partnership, GHAC will roll out a new technology-based solution for tracking and monitoring vaccine shipments handled at the airport’s cargo terminal. The MoU was signed by Saurabh Kumar, CEO-GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo, and Sid Chakravarthy and Nrupul Ponugoti, co-founders – StaTwig, at Hyderabad.
GHAC through this partnership will leverage the next-gen blockchain technology to deliver enhanced track and trace solution and real-time monitoring of vaccine shipments at GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo Terminal.
Kumar said, “This new technology product would enable us to deliver enhanced real-time visibility and status information on vaccine shipments to our customers. We are confident that the combination of GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo’s domain expertise in vaccine handling and StaTwig’s proven blockchain technology-based VaccineLedger platform will further strengthen the vaccine supply chain.”
SGK Kishore, ED-South, Chief Innovation Officer-GMR Airports, said, “Technology and temperature-controlled supply chain are crucial elements in the fight against Covid. This partnership for ‘VaccineLedger’ is in line with the focus on technological leadership and customer-centricity and we are hopeful that in these crucial times when every single vaccine counts, this strategic step will help ensure safe handling of vaccines.”
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