First batch of Indian goods, which are destined for the north-eastern states of Assam and Meghalaya, recently reached Bangladesh’s Mongla Port as part of transshipment trial run, which follows a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Dhaka and New Delhi on the use of the Chittagong and Mongla ports, in 2015.
The first trial run took place in July 2020 through the Chittagong Port.
As per reports, MV Rishad Rayhan became the first cargo ship to use the Mongla seaport of Bangladesh under the trial run of transshipment of Indian goods recently even if according to port sources, the ship, reportedly, has two containers.
Whileone container is carrying 16,380 tonnes of iron pipes, the rest is carrying 8.5 tonnes of prefoam, a detergent foam for use as a pre-soak cleaner, which will reportedly go to the Indian states of Assam and Meghalaya using the Tamabil Land Port (in Sylhet, Bangladesh) and the Bibirbazar Land Port (in Cumilla, Bangladesh).
“Today, a milestone has been set regarding the transportation of goods with India using the Mongla Port,” reportedly, maintained Rear Admiral Mohammad Musa, Chairman of the Mongla Port Authority (MPA), according to whom the vessel, reportedly, arrived at the jetty No. 9 of the Kolkata port under the Agreement on the Use of Chittagong and Mongla Port for Movement of Goods from India.