HR Lines Limited, part of Bangladesh’s Karnaphuli Group, has launched a new fixed day of the week user feeder service in order to enhance trade connectivity between Bangladesh, Singapore and Malaysia.
The Bangladesh Express Service (BES) will operate fixed day weekly port calls between Chattogram, Singapore and Port Klang, offering shippers access to a supply chain with regular and fast transits.
HR Lines will deploy its two Bangladesh flagged 1,500 teu container ships Sahare and Sarera to service this route.
One of the top feeder operators in South East Asia, Advance Container Lines (ACL), is the commercial manager for the service.
The maiden service from Chattagram of BES is scheduled on April 5, 2020, and the service will arrive in Singapore every Friday.
Raimah Chowdhury, director of HR Lines, said: “We have received positive feedback from the trade and this is part of our strategic expansion to anchor ourselves as the premium liner service operator in Bangladesh.
“Moving forward, HR Lines intends to increase scope and frequency of its common feeder services and we believe the BES will significantly improve trade between the three fastest-growing markets in the region.”