A container cargo vessel is all set to sail through the Brahmaputra River soon which will be a major development for the water transport in the Northeast.
As per reports, the vessel MV Maheswari is to start sailing from West Bengal’s Haldia on Monday.
After a period of 12 days, the vessel is scheduled to reach the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) terminal at Pandu in Guwahati.
The vessel will be carrying 53 containers of petrochemicals, edible oil and beverages.
The ship’s voyage will be through National Waterway 1 (the Ganga), NW 97 (Sunderbans), Indo-Bangladesh Protocol (IBP) route and NW 2 (the Brahmaputra).
Two other vessels — MV Aai and MV Beki — carrying coal will also accompany the cargo vessel.
The first container cargo vessel will set sail for the first time in northeast a year after India’s first container cargo vessel sailed through the river Ganga.
It may be mentioned that India’s first container cargo vessel MV Rabindranath Tagore sailed from Kolkata for Varanasi through the Ganga river in November last year.
MV Rabindranath Tagore carried 16 truckloads of food and snacks in its journey.