Headquartered in Bangladesh’s capital city of Dhaka, HR Lines is a part of Karnaphuli Group.
Established in 1954, Karnaphuli is one of Bangladesh’s most diversified business houses with interests in marketing, distribution, financial services, general insurance, telecommunications, print and electronic media, aviation, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, shipping and logistics.
Bangladesh is on track to become a top 30 global economy and as it continues its march forward, the profile and importance of the shipping sector will continue to grow in terms of enhanced efficiency and reduced costs. HR Lines Limited, as a Bangladesh company as well as a Bangladesh Flag Vessel Operator, commenced its operations from mid 2020 and is committed to providing its clients with premium services across transshipment hubs of Singapore, Colombo and Port Klang.
Currently, HR Lines is the only operator of Bangladesh Flag Container Vessels.
As a pure common user feeder operator with strict manning, safety and maintenance standards, HR Lines has been offering its SOC clients a seamless service, connecting supply chains.
All vessels operated by HR Lines are owned by the Karnaphuli Group. Currently, two vessels (1550 TEUs each) have been registered under Bangladesh Flag.
Karnaphuli have signed Agreements to purchase and add four more vessels (2 x 1454 TEUs and 2 x 1550 TEUs) to its fleet. Two vessels will be delivered by end Q1 2021 and the remaining two by end Q2 2021. The capacity our fleet with thus to increased to 9108 TEUs by August 2021.
Currently, two vessels are deployed on the Chattogram – Singapore - Port Klang - Chattogram route and a Chattogram – Colombo fixed day of the week shuttle will be launched from first week of April 2021 and will be upgraded to twice weekly from June 2021 onwards. All four newly procured vessels will be deployed on this new routing. During 2022, further fleet expansion and additional service routes are planned for.
Our vision is to be a premier container vessel operator in the region, flying the Bangladesh flag.