Milaha has continued to build up its service network with a new feeder route between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

The new service BCX will be operated by two 1,200 teu capacity vessels with Colombo – Chittagong – Colombo rotation with a five day transit time. The service will cater to the garment and general goods markets in Bangladesh.

“We have seen a great response to the direct and fast services that we launched between Qatar and some key South Asian markets earlier this year, and this has encouraged us to continue our strategic expansion into new markets. We believe the BCX service will strongly enhance connectivity to one of the fastest-growing markets in South Asia,” said Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai, president and ceo of Milaha.

Faced with sanctions from countries neighbouring Qatar Milaha has been rapidly building up its service network this year and Colombo and Chittagong are and the seventh and eighth new ports of call it has added this year.