Western Marine to build cargo ships for Nurjahan Group

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Western Marine to build cargo ships for Nurjahan Group

Md Sakhawat Hossain, managing director of Western Marine Shipyard Ltd, and Zahir Ahammed, managing director of Nurjahan Group, sign a deal at a hotel in Chittagong recently. Western Marine will build six cargo ships for Nurjahan Logistics. Photo: Western Marine

Star Business Desk

Western Marine Shipyard Ltd will build six cargo ships for Nurjahan Logistics Ltd each of having a capacity of 1,800 dead weight tonnage at a cost of over Tk 12 crore.

These cargo ships will ensure speedy transportation of imported wheat from the outer anchorage to the flour mill of Nurjahan Group at Rupganj, Western Marine said in a statement yesterday.

Md Sakhawat Hossain, managing director of Western Marine, and Zahir Ahammed, managing director of Nurjahan Group, signed an agreement in this regard recently in the port city.

German company Germanischer Lloyd approved the vessels that are 60 metres in length, 9 metres in breadth, 4.8 metre in depth.

Western Marine expects to deliver the vessels in phases in the next one and a half year after initiation of project work.

Western Marine managing director said the agreement is an opportunity for the organisation to contribute to the national economy as it will help keep food price stable due to rapid transportation of wheat across the country.

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