BAFFA seeks 100-acre warehouse at Bay Terminal

Published : 24 Jan 2023 08:58 PM

Bangladesh Freight Forwarders Association (BAFFA) has sought 100 acres of land at Bay-Terminal to build its own warehouse.

The company wants to work together with Chattogram port by building a warehouse or warehouse.  He thinks it will be possible to provide services to importers and exporters.

 A parliamentary committee meeting was held at Chattogram port on Saturday afternoon.  There the BAFFA leaders gave this proposal.  A proposal to build a terminal at the Bay Terminal and arrange delivery of goods from the meeting.

 Mohammad Abraul Hasan Majumder, Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Shipping, Chattogram-11 Constituency Member of Parliament MA Latif was present in the meeting as a member of the parliamentary committee held at Bandar Bhaban.  Port officials and shipping agents, BAFFA, BGMEA and Chattogram Chamber members were present.

 BAFFA leaders said that full freight forwarders are handling the garment industry's export products and import products in LCL containers. 

As there is no own warehouse, all the activities of product delivery have to be done in the reserved area and sheds of the port.  A large area of the port is occupied by vehicles and imported goods. 

These problems would have been solved if we had our own warehouse.  Chattogram Port Authority has sought cooperation for many years to build buffer's own warehouse in the port area, but there was no response.

BAFFA Director Khairul Alam Sujan said that we do not have any warehouse or warehouse of our own.  So we proposed to the Parliamentary Committee asking for 100 acres of land at Bay-Terminal. 

We want to have our own warehouse there.  Working jointly with the port will benefit the port on the one hand, reducing customs pressure. 

Together we can provide complete service to importers and exporters.  To make a terminal in bay-terminal.  Cars with goods can go out of the city.  As a result, traffic congestion in the city will be reduced. 

The pressure on Chattogram port will be reduced.