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1st Nov 2019

IMO 2020

With the IMO introduction of Ultra Low Sulphur Fuel from Jan 2020, the transition from HFO initially MGO and then to Low Sulphur Fuel will commence effective 4th quarter as Vessels clean tanks to be complaint before end year. Accordingly our Low Sulphur BAF computation will apply WEF mid-November and be based on the October's MGO average price. Timely circulation and discussions on details have been underway since as early as July '19 and it is essential that this recovery is fully implemented as the cost exposure is untenable for all Operators.




1st Sep 2019

BTL commences Kolkata Berth Window System

BTL commences Kolkata Berth Window system providing a fixed day service from NSD Kolkata Dock to Port Kelang's West and North Port terminals. Operating 2 dedicated shallow draft vessels BTL and its partners will offer a weekly sailing departing Kolkata every Wednesday. With continuous carting to receive exports and the fastest transit in the trade this facilitation with Kolkata Port Trust will see improved vessel turn rounds and support timely connectivity at PKL's transhipment HUB. Commenting onboard the inaugural vessel, m/v Unisky, BTL's Chief Executive remarked "This is a first for Kolkata and as one of the pioneer Common Feeder Operators in Kolkata, we are proud to play our part which should provide our clients with a superior product and hopefully bring some relief to a difficult trade."




1st Sep 2019

BTL commences a new service from Khalifa to Pakistan

BTL commences a new service from Khalifa to Pakistan deploying 2500 teu capacity tonnage. Reacting to trade demand for a dedicated shuttle between Abu Dhabi's Khalifa Port and Pakistan's KICT & QICT terminals BTL offers a fixed day weekly service using m/v Normed.




30th Aug 2019

Colombo Port Awards

Continuing to recognise the contribution of Feeders to their Transhipment HUB port, SLPA, CICT and SAGT jointly arranged and awarded both the top MLO and Feeder Operators calling at Colombo wherein BTL was Feeder runner up.