In November 2018, EFL achieved yet another milestone, by creating a tailor-made logistics solution and acting as the key facilitator to handle the very first Bonded Cross-Border Land-Air Transshipment.
This initiative proved to be an encouraging milestone to further strengthen logistical connectivity between India and Bangladesh and follows the first ever movement in August 2016 which was also facilitated by EFL where Bangladesh trucks seamlessly moved through the Indian border to facilitate domestic demands.
For this Transshipment, the EFL offices in Bangladesh and India collaborated in handling the cargo at the point of origin. The transfer of cargo weighing 4.1 tonnes from Bangladesh trucks into India trucks took place at the Benapole (Dhaka) – Petrapole (India) border, moved in GPS enabled trucks to Kolkata airport and were airfreighted to reach the final destination in Europe within the stipulated time-frame. This trial movement has proved Kolkata to be a strategic and a useful Transshipment gateway for inbound and outbound air transportation to Bangladesh.
“We are proud to enrich our ties with Bangladesh through this movement and alternative solutions of this nature will enable us to enhance efficiencies of our logistics operations to promote international trade.“ S. Senthilnathan CEO, EFL Group and Managing Director of India, said.
The facilitation of this Transshipment after strategically liaising with the respective countries is certainly a stepping stone to foster trade, enable seamless movement and positively impact business growth, beyond borders. The success of this movement was followed by an additional shipment of similar volume transhipped within a few weeks of this inaugural movement.
With this impactful breakthrough that began with the signing of BBIN agreement in 2016, EFL looks forward to enhancing regional trade and connectivity to large markets and continuously re-iterating its presence as a key contributor to seamless cross-border movements.
EFL has always thrived in introducing innovative solutions in challenging environments to serve its customers. In the last 30 years, EFL, by being customer-centric and setting high standards, has emerged as a preferred solutions provider for many global brands. Ranked as among the top 35 global freight companies in the world, EFL’s network spans 18 countries and is supported by over 2300 team members.