Country’s biggest private ICD starts operation tomorrow
CHITTAGONG, Dec 11 (BSS) – BM Container Depot Ltd. (BMCDL), the country’s biggest inland container handling company in private sector with an outlay of Taka 300 crore, will be inaugurated formally on Tuesday next.
The Inland Container Depot (ICD) facility has been developed with state-of-the-art technologies sprawling around 50 acres of lands in Shitalpur area under Sitakunda industrial belt beside the Dhaka-Chittagong highway, about 21 kilometer off from the Chittagong seaport.
The container depot has the capacity to handle around 10,000 Twenty Equivalent Units (TEUs) of empty and laden containers daily.
Shipping and port circle sources opined that development of such a big scale off-dock facility in private sector outside the port would help significantly the growing congestions of containers in port restricted areas as well as would ensure speedy, efficient and hassle-free containerized export-import trade.
BMCDL is a latest Netherlands-Bangladesh joint venture enterprise of RB Group — one of the country’s leading industrial conglomerates having huge investment in backward and forward linkage industries in garments and textile sectors, and textile that employs around 12,000 workforces.
The BMCDL has the high-speed Internet connection to let know the customers instantly real time cargo information and also equipped with modern fire fighting equipment, CCTV, standby power generation and adequate cargo and container handling tools that included modern ICD machineries and equipment like Reach Stackers, Empty Handlers, fork-lift truck, prime mover and laden container trailers.
Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Commerce Abul Kashem Master, MP, will attend the inaugural function as the chief guest while Ambassador, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Alphans Hennekens will attend the function as the special guest on the BMCDL premises.