Bangladeshi vessel with Indian transit container reaches Ctg port

A Bangladeshi vessel—MV Trans Samudera—carrying an Indian transit container from Kolkata reached Chattogram port today.

The vessel carrying 126 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) of containers, including one Indian transit container loaded with 25 tonnes of TMT bar, berthed at the jetty number 1 of the New Mooring Container Terminal at 8 pm, said Habibur Rahman, manager of the ship's local agent Mango Line Limited.

The vessel that left Syamaprasad Mookherjee Port in Kolkata on Sunday morning has reached Chattogram in three days, he told The Daily Star yesterday.

Chattogram Port Authority (CPA) Secretary Md Omar Faruk said unloading of the import containers, including the Indian transit container, from the vessel would start at night.

After being unloaded and released from the port, the container will be sent to Assam by road through Sheola land port in Sylhet and Sutarkandi land port in Assam of India.

This will be the fourth trial run of transiting Indian goods from Kolkata to north eastern states of Indian through using seaports of Bangladesh.

Later, a return trial movement of a container loaded with tea from Meghalaya will be sent to Chattogram port through Dawki of Meghalaya and Tamabil land custom station in Sylhet for shipment to its final destination in Kolkata this month, said officials of the shipping agent.



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