Indian vessel leaves Chattogram Port in transit trial run

An Indian vessel has left Chattogram Port with eight tons of tea leaves in a compartment brought from the northeastern territory of Meghalaya through land courses in Bangladesh under a travel understanding.

This transfer is important for a preliminary attempt to execute the 2018 settlement on utilizing the ports and land courses of Bangladesh to move merchandise to and from the northeastern piece of India, as per an assertion from the Associate High Commission of India in Chattogram.

The ongoing preliminary attempt is being led on the Dawki-Tamabil-Chattogram course.

The boat, MV Trans Samudera, is conveying merchandise additionally under ordinary exchange. It left Chattogram for Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port in Kolkata on Wednesday, said Habibur Rahman, administrator of Mango Line, the boat’s nearby specialist.

There are eight supported courses for the travel of merchandise under the arrangement.

A standard working strategy was finished paperwork for the travel during State head Sheik Hasina’s visit to India in 2019.

The main preliminary attempt was hung on Jul 21, 2020, on the Chattogram-Akhaura-Agartala course.

Indian vessel MV Trans Samudera left the Chattogram Port on Wednesday, 34 days after it came to Bangladesh under the travel arrangement, as it couldn’t cruise towards the Shyama Prasad Mukherji Port in Kolkata because of a specialized error and required fix works.

Authorities of Mango Line, nearby specialist of the MV Samudera, said the vessel is conveying a transfer of eight ton tea.

Mango Line Overseeing Chief Mohammad Habib told The Business Standard that the vessel left the Chattogram Port on Wednesday morning with 130 Twenty-foot identical units (TEUs) including eight ton tea.

On 6 September, MV Trans Samudera, arrived at Chattogram port with a test transfer of travel merchandise under the travel arrangement endorsed between the two adjoining nations.

The holder stacked with TMT Steel, weighing 25 tons, has been shipped toward the northeastern province of Assam by means of a land port in Sylhet.

The transfer of tea as return freight was stacked in the holder at Dawki LC station, and arrived at the Chattogram Port on 15 September through Tamabil LC station for additional shipment to its last objective in Kolkata.

With parcel of these two transfers, the preliminary attempt of five courses for traveling Indian products from Kolkata to north eastern territories of India utilizing the seaports of Bangladesh will be finished.

On 25 October 2018, India and Bangladesh consented to an arrangement to permit India to utilize Bangladesh’s two seaports – Chattogram and Mongla – as travel focuses to convey products to-and-from India’s north-eastern states.

A standard working system (SOP) was endorsed in such manner – one year after a gathering between State leader Sheik Hasina and her Indian partner Narendra Modi – in New Delhi on 5 October 2019.

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