Bashundhara LPG has celebrated a historic milestone through carrying out ship-to-ship transfer of 100 consignments of the imported liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from the very large gas carrier (VLGC) vessels to lighterage in the Bay of Bengal.
The company shared the achievement at a function at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in the capital on Wednesday.
Captain (retd) Ruhul Amin, head of the Shipping Unit of Sector-A, gave the welcome address on the occasion.
Bashundhara Group, the leading industrial conglomerate in the country, has made the history to complete ship-to-ship transfer of LPG using its own ownership of two VLGC ships -- BLPG Challenger and BLPG Warriors -- to lighterage vessels.
The very large gas carrier vessels (VLGC) help the company to offer quality products with affordable prices. It will also help the company to reduce transport cost.
At the historic moment, Bashundhara Group Vice-Chairman Shafiat Sobhan has thanked the officials of shipping unit for attaining such significant achievement for the brand.
Shafiat Sobhan said: “Only Bashundhara Group has achieved the milestone and courageous job of ship-to-ship transfer of LPG through its own VLGC….it is also setting an example for the LPG industry in Bangladesh.”
Bashundahra Group Senior Executive Director Nasimul Hye, banking division chief operating officer Shawkat Akbar, chief human resource officer captain Shaikh Ehsan Reza, marketing and branding’ chief operating officer MM Jasim Uddin were present on the occasion.
Bashundhara LPG Head of Sales Jakaria Jalal, head of project operations AKM Shamsuddin Ahmed and general manager Sarowar Hossain Sohag also attended the function.
Captain Ruhul Amin said Bashundhara Group is the lone company in Bangladesh which operates two VLCG vessels.
“There are very few VLCG vessels in the world. The 100 ship-to-ship transfers are a unique achievement for any company. Bashundhara LPG upholds the country’s image abroad with the far-sighted decision of the honourable vice-chairman of the company,” he said. Jakaria Jalal said the company conducts massive activities to reach affordable energy to customers in time.
“We operate two VLCG vessels now. Some new pressurised vessels have been added to the Bashundhara LPG fleet. The company will complete more milestone in STS soon as change maker of economy,” he said.
Bashundhara LPG, the largest bottler of liquefied petroleum gas in Bangladesh, maintains strong supply chain across the country, operating six inland vessels, according to the official.
Bangladesh Brand Forum has recently given the ‘best brand’ award to Bashundhara LPG for the second time.