First trial run of Indian goods transshipment thru Chattogram today

Ferdous Ara in Chattogram with Hannan Khadem in Brahmanbaria   | Published: 01:07, Jul 23,2020


The first trial run of Indian transshipment goods through the Chattogram sea port is going to occur as the goods are scheduled to cross Akhaura land port today.

The transshipment goods — 53.25 tonnes iron rod and 49.83 tonnes pulse — in four containers reached Akhaura land port on Wednesday afternoon.

Adnan Trade International, customs clearing and forwarding agent of Akhaura, will help clear the goods to Tripura.

The iron rods belong to SM Corporation in West Tripura and the lentils to Jain Traders of Karimganj, Assam.

Tripura chief minister Biplob Kumar Deb is expected to receive the consignment at the land port at around 10:00am.

Earlier, the goods arrived at the country’s main sea port on July 21 from India’s Kolakata port by the ship MV Senjuti chartered by Mango Line Limited.

Mohammad Yaqub Sujan, managing director of Mango Line, said the trial transshipment was supposed to compete in March, but was delayed for the COVID-19 situation.

In 2015, Dhaka and Delhi had signed a memorandum of understanding to allow Indian cargo ships to transship goods between the north-eastern parts of India and its other regions through Bangladesh using the Chittagong and Mongla ports.

The two countries readied the Standard Operating Procedure in December 2019.

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