Ministry of Shipping announces first ever movement of container cargo on Brahmaputra

There have been numerous initiatives over the past couple of years to connect the northeastern flank of the country with mainland India and these have led to the creation of several landmark routes, highways, bridges and railway lines.

Now, the first-ever containerised cargo movement via Indo-Bangladesh protocol route and Brahmaputra river started from West Bengal’s Haldia on Monday.

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

The vessel will sail through national waterway-1 (river Ganga), NW-97 (Sunderbans), Indo-Bangladesh protocol route and NW-2 (river Brahmaputra).

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

The vessel will sail through national waterway-1 (river Ganga), NW-97 (Sunderbans), Indo-Bangladesh protocol route and NW-2 (river Brahmaputra).