M.V Asiatic Moon -THE HINDU-06-07-2020

Context:M.V Asiatic Moon : A New Shipping Service b/w Kolkata Port & Chattogram Begins to Ease Indo-Bangla Trade.

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* A new shipping service between Kolkata Dock System (KDS) and Chattogram (Bangladesh ) through Indo-Bangladesh Protocol Route to transport containers with the aim to increase the Indo-Bangla trade.

*The Container Ship ‘M.V Asiatic Moon is expected to transport 300 containers of Indian exports to Bangladesh.

*Ferro metal alloys and garments are the primary goods that are being exported through this ship, which is the biggest vessel by size that ply between Kolkata and Chattogram till date.

*Carrying capacity of about 80-100 containers till now.

*Now M.V Asiatic Moon can carry a maximum of 600 containers in a single voyage to Chattogram.

*The service was launched by Zim Integrated Services in association with Bengal Tiger Lines and inaugurated by S Balaji Arunkumar, SPMPT,deputy chairman.

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