Transporting containerized freight from Kolkata, India, to a river port close to Dhaka, Bangladesh, was the first operation on Maersk’s end-to-end integrated logistics solution on the Indo-Bangladesh Protocol Route.

For Coca-Cola Bangladesh Beverages, Maersk successfully conducted the first cross-border logistics of containerized freight between India and Bangladesh via the inland waterways of the Indo-Bangladesh Protocol Route. Maersk has opened up a new possibility for clients to employ the quicker, more dependable inland waterways solution that connects the two nations by shipping 50 containers (TEUs or Twenty Feet Equivalent Units) on a barge from Kolkata in India to a river port close to Dhaka in Bangladesh. 


This solution has been aimed for success in the long run by Maersk

During monsoons, when the choppy weather might delay shipments over the ocean, the freight transportation on interior canals or rivers is far more dependable. Additionally, shippers have been very supportive of the faster and more dependable alternative inland waterways route because the ocean network is now under capacity strain. This answer also deals with the obstruction at the land border between the two nations. The governments of both nations have long supported commerce through the Indo-Bangladesh Protocol Route, and more recently they have tightened the customs procedures to make conducting business even easier. The Indo-Bangladesh Protocol Route enhances connectivity to landlocked Bhutan in addition to facilitating commerce between Bangladesh and India. Customers of Maersk can move their cargo from point of origin to point of destination using first-mile and last-mile services, such as landside transportation by road or rail, customs clearance, warehousing and distribution, supply chain management, etc., with the option of receiving an end-to-end integrated logistics


The trade relations between India and Bangladesh will increase through Maersk which is a great thing

Maersk took advantage of a fantastic investment opportunity and it may pay off for them in the future since they see the potential for long-term success. Due to the reduction in time and effort required for shipping thanks to Maersk’s Inland Waterways solution, trade between the nations will also grow.