WFS to boost logistics infrastructure at BLR as perishables trade grows

Already growing perishable cargo demand out of India could see further momentum as air cargo specialist Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) looks to add sophisticated logistics capabilities at Bangalore Airport (BLR).

BLR is India’s top air cargo gateway for perishables.

WFS, which Singapore-based SATS acquired last year, has taken over international cargo handling and cold chain operations at BLR under a 15-year license deal, a move that reportedly follows the termination of a previous contract, with the UK’s Menzies Aviation, after some legal complications.

“WFS will be responsible for the development, operation, management, and maintenance of the international cargo terminal and is also the exclusive operator of the dedicated cold chain facility at BLR,” said the company.

WFS will invest in further expansion at Bangalore, aiming to expand airfreight capacity from 210,000 tons to 250,000 tons a year, and cold chain capacity, from 80,000 tons to 150,000 tons a year, over a two-phase development plan.


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