Bangladesh’ Bans its Shippers to use Kolkata Haldia Ports for EXIM

Bangladesh will not allow its shippers to use India’s Kolkata and Haldia ports to export and import goods to and from western countries, a key Bangladesh shipping official said. Currently, ships are allowed to transport bilateral cargo from Kolkata and Haldia ports, but they cannot carry international cargo, which is banned under a coastal shipping
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India has called upon Bangladesh to use two of its ports, viz. Kolkata and Haldia, for transhipment purposes. The proposal was put forward at a Ministerial meeting in Dhaka last week. The initiative can make coastal shipping more cost-effective for bilateral trade and shift cargo from the costly land route and create an opportunity for
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NEW DELHI: Improved connectivity between the two countries will help a lot in developing trade further says a recent release from the Commerce Ministry. Till only a sometime back, maximum trade between India and Bangladesh was routed through Ports in Singapore. The traditional river waterways that connected various cities in Bangladesh to India were operational
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COLOMBO: Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have finalized the much awaited Coastal Shipping Agreement, and it will be signed shortly, Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama said at a a recent forum in Colombo. The agreement will allow third party access for Sri Lankan vessels to East Indian Ports, he said. “Coastal Shipping agreement
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NEW DELHI: In a first, fly ash has reached successfully Pandu Port in Assam via Bangladesh, making the longest haulage in inland water transport movement. The fly ash from NTPC, Bihar was transported by Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) to Assam through serpentine routes of rivers and sea via Bangladesh before reaching Pandu Port.
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 India has proposed Bangladesh to consider negotiating a free trade agreement including goods, services and investment to promote two-way commerce and investments. Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu, who is on Dhaka visit, has said that after Bangladesh graduates from the Least Developed Country (LDC) status, it will no longer have duty-free and quota-free access
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DHAKA: The Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, began a 3-day visit to Bangladesh from September 24, 2018. During his 3-day visit Suresh Prabhu will hold discussions on Bangladesh – India trade relations with his Bangladesh counterpart, Mr. Tofail Ahmed. He will also meet business leaders in Dhaka. Bilateral trade
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NEW DELHI: Northeast States of India has welcomed the Bangladeshi Government’s decision to enable the neighbouring Country to use Chittagong’s and Mongla’s Ports to move goods to and from India. Finance Ministers of both Tripura and Assam have said that opening up the ports will strengthen the connectivity of the Northeastern States, as the ports
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The Bangladesh cabinet has approved a draft agreement to allow India to use the Chittagong and Mongla ports to transport cargo to its north-eastern states. The decision came at a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister’s office, which was presided over by the Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina. Briefing reporters after the meeting, the Cabinet Secretary,
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CMA CGM has informed its customers that considering the improvement in congestion at Bangladesh ports, the Port Congestion Surcharge will be removed as from October 1, 2018.

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