Transshipment of Goods to Northeast: First Indian shipment reaches Mongla port
A cargo ship carrying Indian goods reached the Mongla seaport today (August 8, 2022), the first such arrival to the port under the trial run of transshipment of products destined for the north-eastern states.
MV Rishad Rayhan arrived at the jetty No-9 of the port in the southwestern division in the morning from the Kolkata port under the Agreement on the Use of Chittagong and Mongla Port for Movement of Goods from India, Rear Admiral Mohammad Musa, chairman of the Mongla Port Authority (MPA), told The Daily Star.
"Today, a milestone has been set regarding transportation of goods with India using the Mongla Port," he said, adding that the agreement is expected to further strengthen friendship and economic ties with India.
Indian Assistant High Commissioner Indrajit Sagar was present at Mongla Port when the ship reached there.
According to port sources, the ship is carrying 16,380 tonnes of iron pipes and 8.5 tonnes of prefoam.