Total container volume handled by K Group Companies in 2019 was 7,32,000 TEUS which is 35% of the total container throughput of Bangladesh in terms of handling and maintains of TEUS.

A major activity of the Karnaphuli Group has been in the field of shipping and shore based operations allied business of logistics.

It has been acting as Agents for Waterman Steamshiped Corporation, a United States based shipping company that has operating LASH vessels in Bangladesh. Karnaphuli also acts as Agents in Bangladesh for international lines operating bulk services on Tramp and Charter basis.

Regensea Lines Ltd., an associate company, was acting as General Agents in Bangladesh for Hanjin Shipping Company and Hanjin Logistic Services Ltd. of South Korea, offering Main Line and Feederage services and freight forwarding businesses respectively.

Hanjin Group is a Korean conglomerate or Jaebol that includes Hanjin Shipping and Korean Airlines. Hanjin Shipping is the seventh largest container transportation and shipping company in the world.

Karnaphuli is with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company Geneva since May 2012 – the second largest Container Liner in the world and in year 1 registered 35% growth in volume.

Aspire to make MSC the number 1 carrier in Bangladesh within 2015.

Karnaphuli also has JV with Pacific International Lines (Pte) Limited [PIL] of Singapore, representing shipping agency for Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd. and Advance Container Lines (Pte) Ltd of Singapore, engaged in MLO and feeder services respectively.

PIL has become one of the largest ship owners in Asia. Today, it is ranked 19th amongst the top containership operators in the world and owns and operates a fleet of 103 vessels.

Sea Consortium Pte Limited, one of the world's largest and geographically most diverse feeder operator having an annual throughput of 2.5 million TEUS with a fleet of over 60 vessels operating out of six hubs and covering 143 ports, has a JV Company in Bangladesh with Karnaphuli rendering agency services to Sea Consortium feeders calling Bangladesh.

Karnaphuli is proud of its shipping pedigree in having JVs in Bangladesh with two of the top 20 global shipping lines and one of the largest feeder operators worldwide.

Through these representations and JVs, Karnaphuli Group operations handled a volume of 639,791 TEUS in 2011 which is approximately 32% of the total throughput of Bangladesh. This reflects the eminent position of Karnaphuli in the Bangladesh shipping and logistics scene.

A Karnaphuli associate company, Container & Terminal Services Limited, (CTS) provides trucking and services, and currently owns and operates one of the largest pool/fleet of prime movers and chassis in Bangladesh. Karnaphuli has been involved in Clearing & Forwarding activity since 1966 and has maintained its position as a front ranking company offering cost effective and reliable services to both import and export trades in addition to in house requirements.

In addition, this Division has and continues to provide, successfully and effectively, logistics support in serving leading international corporations (such as HAM VOA, Hyundai, Occidental, AES, Demos, Boskalis) involved in major infra-structural projects in Bangladesh.

K&T Logistics Ltd., an associate company operates an Inland Container Depot (ICD)-cum-Container Freight Station (CFS), approx 2 km from Chittagong Port and within the premises of Chittagong Export Processing Zone where many export oriented factories are located.

K&T Logistics is a Joint Venture Company and our partner is Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd. of Singapore, K&T ICD cum CFS is the most modern ICD-cum-CFS in Bangladesh, handling export, import and empty containers.

In 2011, K&T had a throughput of 127,774 TEUS of the total volume handled through Chittagong Port Authority.

K&T Logistics Ltd. is only the joint venture ICD cum CFS that is purposely built to serve following:

  • Import load, Empty and Export load container handling
  • Container storage facilities
  • Container haulage between Port, ODCY and Shippers premises
  • Container Maintenance & Repair (M&R) services
  • Export cargo consolidation and stuffing services
  • Import cargo consolidation and stuffing services
  • Import cargo un-stuffing and delivery services

K&T Yearly Container Handling Performance:

Year Thruput (Teus)
2008   151340
2009   107073
2010   127774
2011   88595
2012   82855
2013   75978
2014   76531
2015   74365
2016   77902
2017   70690
2018   74481