a Qatar-based maritime transport and logistics conglomerate, has announced the
launch of a direct feeder service between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
and Chittagong will be the 7th and 8th new ports of call
for Milaha this year, and are part of the significant service expansion since
the beginning of 2017.
new service, called BCX, will be operated via two vessels of effective capacity
1,200 TEUs, and will start in the second half of November, following a
Colombo-Chittagong-Colombo rotation with a transit time of 5 days. The service
will cater to the general consumer goods and garments industry in Bangladesh, a
high growth market.
on the launch of the new service, Milaha’s President and CEO Mr. Abdulrahman
Essa Al-Mannai said: “We have seen a great response to the direct and fast
services that we launched between Qatar and some key South Asian markets
earlier this year, and this has encouraged us to continue our strategic
expansion into new markets. We believe the BCX service will strongly enhance
connectivity to one of the fastest-growing markets in South Asia.”
continues to build its international presence and diverse portfolio of marine
and logistics services. The company recently expanded into several new shipping
routes and accelerated deployment of new supply chain solutions across a number
of countries. Milaha currently calls two ports in Oman (Sohar and Salalah),
three ports in India (NhavaSheva, Mundra, and Kandla), one port in Pakistan
(Karachi), and one port in Kuwait (Shuwaikh), and offering enhanced
connectivity and transit times between the Arabian Gulf region and t