Transhipment with India: What is the benefit?
Bangladesh has opened up a new chapter in regional cooperation and business as India begins its first transhipment of goods from last week.
Eighty-four of 1,004 tonnes of steel were brought from Kolkata to Ashuganj river port by a Bangladeshi ship on June 14. Later, they were carried to warehouses in Agartala, completing the source-to-destination cycle in 16 days.
It takes about a month if trucks travel the existing route covering a distance of about 1,600km inside India.
In this video infographic, we present you with answers to some basic questions about this transhipment, including what is the financial benefit of this deal for Bangladesh and what are the criticisms.