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SAPL's Inland Water Container Terminal commences operation

January 2017

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

A small ceremony involving all the stakeholders for the trial shipment was arranged at the Terminal to mark this historic event, where, for the 1st time in the country's history, an export container was transported by inland waterways.

Mr. Hossain Ahmed (Commissioner, Pangaon Customs House), Mr. Ameen Ur Rahman (Senior Operation Manager, Marks & Spencer), Ms. Farida Yesmin Rakhi (Customer Service Manager, APL Logistics), Mr. Md Nazrul Islam (Cluster Manager, Safmarine) and Sr. Officials of Summit Alliance Port were present during 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 minimizing carbon footprint emission as well as providing a secure and reliable route by using the inland waterways.

Press Coverage:

Daily Star, Business Pg 2, January 5th, 2017

Prothom Alo, Pg 16, January 7th, 2017