ABC India developed a multimodal, mutlinational logistics solution that was planned and executed over the span of seven years (2004-11). The integrated effort involved the following key developments spearheaded by the concerned agencies with support from the Governments of India and Bangladesh
An amendment was made to the Inland Water Transit and Trade (IWTT) protocol between the two countries to include Ashuganj port in Bangladesh as a “Port of Call” from which Indian cargoes can transit by road to Agartala in India.
Close follow up and coordination was ensured with various Bangladesh Government Agencies such as Immigration, Customs, Roads and Highways, Communications, Border Security Forces and local District Authorities to secure permissions for use of ABC's Indian trailers and crew within Bangladesh for the road transportation from Ashuganj to India.
Construction of 25 bypasses to weak bridges, 3 riverine jetties, and reconstruction and widening of 16 kms of roads between Ashuganj and Palatana.
Cargo from various Manufacturing Units were received and warehoused at Kolkata and from there they were dispatched according to priority by barge and road.