First-ever movement of container cargo on Brahmaputra

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The primary ever containerised cargo motion through Indo-Bangladesh protocol route and Brahmaputra river will begin from West Bengal’s Haldia on Monday, an official mentioned.

The vessel MV Maheshwari, carrying 53 containers of petrochemicals, edible oil and beverage will take 12-15 days to achieve the IWAI terminal at Pandu in Assam’s Guwahati, the official mentioned.

The vessel will sail by means of nationwide waterway-1 (river Ganga), NW-97 (Sunderbans), Indo-Bangladesh protocol route and NW-2 (river Brahmaputra).

The ship will carry 21 containers of petrochemicals, 20 of edible oil and others of beverage and mineral water, the official mentioned, including that that is the primary ever containerised cargo motion on this Inland water transport (IWT) route.

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