Bangladesh’s container ship operator HR Lines Ltd. will be launching the Colombo-Chattogram feeder service on 4 April, in partnership with Clarion Shipping Ltd., a subsidiary of Hayleys Advantis Ltd.
The operation will commence with two of the newest container vessels to be added to the fleet of HR Lines, MV HR Hera and MV HR Rhea with a capacity of 1,454 TEU each.
The Colombo-Chattogram Express service, expands Colombo’s transshipment connectivity to Bangladesh with a fixed day, weekly service. With Colombo being the only deep water port in the South Asian region that can accommodate even the largest VLCC vessels, the need for frequent transshipment connections to regional ports has increased in recent times. Taking advantage of its strength and stature in the field of shipping and logistics, Hayleys Advantis has constantly worked towards building capability across the region to help position Sri Lanka as a regional logistics hub.