HR Lines Limited, part of Bangladesh’s diversified Karnaphuli Group, is set to launch a fixed day of the week user feeder service, enhancing trade connectivity between Bangladesh, Singapore and Malaysia.
Operating between Chattogram, Singapore and Port Klang, the Bangladesh Express Service (BES) will be the only provider with fixed day weekly port calls, allowing shippers access to a reliable supply chain with regular and fast transits.
HR Lines will deploy its two Bangladesh flagged 1,550 TEUs container ships (“Sahare” and “Sarera”) to service this route. Advance Container Lines “ACL”, one of the top feeder operators in South East Asia, is the commercial manager for the service.
Maiden sailing from Chattogram of BES is scheduled on 5 April 2020 and the service will arrive in Singapore every Friday.
Ms. 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.”