First land-air cargo from Bangladesh leaves India | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 04, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:06 AM, January 04, 2019

First land-air cargo from Bangladesh leaves India

The first bonded, cross-border, land-air transshipment from Bangladesh has departed Kolkata airport for Europe, since EFL (Expo Freight Limited) introduced a tailor-made logistics solution to handle such cargo transshipments between the two neighbouring countries.

The EFL offices in Bangladesh and India worked jointly in handling the cargo of apparel items, said a press release of Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi yesterday.

Bangladeshi trucks carrying cargo, weighing 4.1 tonnes, transferred the goods to Indian trucks at Beanpole (Bangladesh)–Petrapole (India) border. From there, the consignment moved to Kolkata airport. Finally, it was air freighted to reach its final destination.

Through this trial initiative, Kolkata turned out to be a strategic and useful transshipment doorway to Bangladesh for inbound and outbound air transportation.

S Senthilnathan, CEO of Expo Freight Limited Group, said, “We are proud to enrich our ties with Bangladesh through this movement.”

“Alternative solutions of this nature will enable us to enhance efficiencies of our logistics operations to promote international trade,” Senthilnathan added.

Expo Freight Limited is considering this breakthrough to be instrumental in positively impacting business growth beyond borders.

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