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First-ever Bangladeshi bonded cargo departs from Kolkata airport

ANI  |  Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] 

A bonded cargo from departed from airport for the first time on Thursday.

A press statement released by the High Commission informed that this was the first time when (EFL) offices situated both in and India, introduced a to handle such cargo transshipment between the two neighbouring countries.

Bangladeshi trucks carrying cargo weighing 4.1 tonnes transferred the goods to Indian trucks at the Benapole in Dhaka, and on the Indian side of the border. From there, via enabled trucks, the cargo moved to the airport. Finally, it was air freighted to reach the terminal destination in within the specified time window.

Through this trial initiative, turned out to be a strategic and useful transshipment doorway to Bangladesh for

"We are 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," of S. Senthilnathan said.

Meanwhile, EFL is considering this move as a breakthrough that would further prove to be instrumental in positively impacting business growth beyond borders.

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First Published: Thu, January 03 2019. 20:01 IST