First container vessel to B'desh sets sail

First container vessel to B'desh sets sail

Krishnapatnam Port earmarked a historical moment for India’s bilateral trade as the first direct container vessel, and part of coastal shipping agreement to facilitate trade between India and Bangladesh, set sail from the port on March 28, 2016.

The trade agreements which were signed during the reign of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1974, were revived after a period of four decades during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Dhaka, last year.

MV Harbour-1, owned by Neepa Paribahan and built by Western Marine Shipyard, is the first Bangladesh container vessel to have received the permission from the shipping department to ply on the route.

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