Bangladesh delegation visits India’s eastern coast ports to boost exim trade

A composite team from Bangladesh is currently visiting major ports along India’s Eastern Coast to evaluate infrastructure and commercial viability for Bangladesh’s export-import (exim) trade through India. This strategic visit, facilitated by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, includes key ports such as Chennai, Krishnapatnam, Visakhapatnam, Haldia, and Kolkata.

The visit aims to strengthen trade ties between the two countries by leveraging India’s port infrastructure to enhance Bangladesh’s exim capabilities. By assessing the facilities and operational efficiencies at these major ports, the delegation seeks to identify opportunities for seamless integration and improved logistics solutions.

India’s Eastern Coast ports are known for their advanced infrastructure, robust connectivity, and strategic locations, making them ideal for supporting regional trade. The ports of Chennai, Krishnapatnam, Visakhapatnam, Haldia, and Kolkata collectively handle significant volumes of cargo and are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to manage diverse types of goods efficiently.

This initiative underscores the growing collaboration between India and Bangladesh in the maritime and logistics sector. Enhanced exim trade through these ports is expected to reduce transit times, lower transportation costs, and improve supply chain reliability for Bangladesh.

The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways has expressed optimism about the potential benefits of this visit, highlighting the importance of regional cooperation in driving economic growth and development. The findings from the delegation’s assessment will be crucial in shaping future policies and investments aimed at fostering greater connectivity and trade between the two nations.