Western Marine inks deal with Nurjahan Group to build six cargo

Chittagong, 13 September, 2011: Western Marine Shipyard Ltd, a leading shipyard in the country, will build six cargo ships for Nurjahan Logistics Ltd with capacity of 1800 dwt (dead weight tonnage) each at a cost of more than BDT 12 crore. These cargo ships will ensure speedy transportation of imported wheat from the outer anchorage to their flour mill at Rupgonj.

Mr. Md. Sakhawat Hossain, MD of Western Marine and Mr. Zahir Ahammed, MD of Nurjahan Group signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations Sunday, (11 September, 2011) at a hotel in the port city.

Both the organizations hope that commissioning of these cargo ships will help keep food price at a reasonable level by supplying rapidly of wheat from the outer anchorage to flour mill. The Group basically imports of essential products, edible oil, wheat and spices.

The length of vessels are 60.00 meter (m), breadth 9.00 m, depth 4.8m approved by class Germanischer Lloyd. The vessels will be built complying necessary safety and environmental measures. Western Marine expects to deliver the vessels in phases within next one or one and a half year after initiation of project work.

The Chairman of the yard Mr. Saiful Islam said cargo ships built by Western Marine are of the highest standard and are 100% class approved. So, we need not to import cargo ships from abroad anymore by spending our hard earned foreign currency, he said.

MD Mr. Hossain said that this agreement is an opportunity for the organization to contribute to the national economy as it will help keep food price stable due to rapid transportation of wheat across the country. MD of Nurjahan Group has also expressed his satisfaction over the contract signed.

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