December 20 - Turkish project forwarder CalibRa has been awarded a project logistics contract for the second phase of the Bangladesh Redevelopment project following the successful completion of the first tranche of shipments earlier this year.

The first phase involved the transportation of 77 shipments, including engines weighing between 130 and 292 tonnes, along with auxiliary equipment and 30 generators for different power plants throughout the country.

These cargoes were bought from a variety of European ports to the ports of Mongla and Chittagong in Bangladesh.

CalibRa says the second tranche will start shipping soon and will be of similar proportions to the first phase.

CalibRa is working on behalf of Finland's Wartsila on this contract, and expects the transportation phase to take a year at least.

Sedat Yilmaz, managing director of CalibRa said: "CalibRa is only seven years old, but the fact that we have been entrusted with this key project for the continuing development of the infrastructure of Bangladesh shows that we have come a long way in this time.

"We work very well with Wartsila and many other large companies and this proves we have built up a reputation of competence and reliability, which are key criteria when cargoes of this size and complexity need to be handled safely, and delivered on time."

CalibRa has completed turnkey projects in over 60 countries since its foundation in 2004.