Transshipment: Indian goods-laden ship arrives at Chattogram port

The goods laden ship ‘MV Sejuti’ from India, has arrived at Chattogram port on Tuesday.
The goods laden ship ‘MV Sejuti’ from India, has arrived at Chattogram port on Tuesday. Photo: Prothom Alo

The goods laden ship ‘MV Sejuti’ from India, has arrived at Chattogram port on Tuesday.

Through the arrival of the ship, the first trial run of the trans-shipment of Indian goods through Bangladesh has started from today (Tuesday), reports news agency UNB.

The Indian ship with four containers reached the port from Kolkata Syama Prasad Mukherjee Port.

The ship was taken to the newmooring container terminal no. 1 around 1:40pm.

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Omar Faruk, secretary of the Chattogram port authorities, said all fees and charges will be applicable for the ship according to the tariff schedule of the port.

The containers will be sent to Tripura and Assam through Akhaura after completing all necessary activities, said Habibur Rahman, manager of a shipping line.

An agreement between the two countries was signed for transporting goods through the river route in 2015.

In another agreement in October 2016, the two countries agreed to supply goods to the northeastern states of India using the ports of Chittagong and Mongla in Bangladesh.

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Following the operation of the first trail of transshipment, India can sent goods through eight routes including river, rail and road.

According to the agreement, seven types of tariffs have been fixed for the transportation of goods to the northeastern states of India.

Port authorities said two containers out of four will be sent to Tripura while the rest to Assam.