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SAPL Inland Water Container Terminal commences operation

Staff Correspondent     7th January, 2017 06:37:27 printer

SAPL Inland Water Container Terminal commences operation

Private Summit Alliance Port Limited (SAPL) Inland Water Container Terminal, located at Narayanganj, commenced trial operations on 28 December, 2016 when an export container carrying cargo belonging to Marks & Spencer and facilitated by APL Logistics was loaded on a specialised vessel bound for Chittagong Port.  

 

A simple programme involving all the stakeholders for the trial shipment was arranged at the terminal to mark this historic event where, for the first time in the country's history, an export container was transported by inland waterways.

 

Hossain Ahmed (Commissioner, Pangaon Customs House), Ameen Ur Rahman (Senior Operation Manager, Marks & Spencer), Farida Yesmin Rakhi (Customer Service Manager, APL Logistics), Md Nazrul Islam (Cluster Manager, Safmarine) and senior officers of Summit Alliance Port were present at the event.

 

With a capacity to handle 120,000 TEUs annually the terminal will help shift cargo movement from the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway to a more environmentally-friendly mode of transportation by minimising carbon footprint emission as well as providing a secure and reliable route by using the inland waterways.

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