Dhaka, Jan 3 (UNB) - The first bonded, cross-border, land-air transshipment from Bangladesh departed Indian airport of Kolkata since EFL (Expo Freight Limited) introduced a tailor-made logistics solution to handle such cargo transshipment between the two neighbouring countries, said an official on Thursday.
The EFL offices in Bangladesh and India worked jointly in handling the cargo of apparel, said the Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi on Thursday.
Through this trial initiative, Kolkata turned out to be a strategic and useful transshipment doorway to Bangladesh for inbound and outbound air transportation, said the High Commission.
Bangladeshi trucks carrying cargo weighing 4.1 tonnes transferred the goods to Indian trucks at the Benapole (Bangladesh) – Petrapole (India) border.
From there, via GPS enabled trucks, the cargo moved to the Kolkata airport. Finally, it was air freighted to reach the terminal destination in Europe within the specified time window.
S Senthilnathan, CEO, EFL Group, said, “We’re proud to enrich our ties with Bangladesh through this movement and alternative solutions of this nature will enable us to enhance efficiencies of our logistics operations to promote international trade.”
EFL is considering this breakthrough to be instrumental in positively impacting business growth beyond borders.