India & Bangladesh commences Container services

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 22-02-2017        Tweet

KOLKATA: A Container ship “Sonar Tori Nou Kallyan” from Kolkata Port arrived on 17th February at the Pangaon Inland Container Terminal in Keraniganj - Bangladesh.

“Container services have been formally introduced between Bangladesh and India through arrival of the container ship Sonar Tori Nou Kallyan at the Pangaon terminal,” said Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan at a function at the Pangaon terminal.

Shajahan said, “An agreement was signed between Bangladesh and India for introducing container services. As part of the agreement, the container services started through arrival of this ship.”

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid, Secretary of Shipping Ministry Ashoke Madhab Roy, Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla and President of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry Abdul Matlub, among others, were present on the occasion.