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First ever movement of container cargo on river Brahmaputra

International   |   Glibs Quick   |   Nov 03, 2019, 12:09 PM

In line with Government’s focus on improving connectivity to North Eastern Region (NER), a landmark container cargo consignment will sail on inland waterways from Haldia Dock Complex (HDC) to Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) terminal at Pandu in Guwahati on 4 November, 2019. Inland vessel MV Maheshwari carrying 53 TEUs (containers) of petrochemicals, edible oil and beverage etc. This is first ever containerised cargo movement on this IWT route. 1425 km long movement is expected to establish technical and commercial viability of IWT mode using these multiple waterways even as series of pilot movements are planned on the stretch. 

 

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