Achievements of Highspeed Group

Achievements of Highspeed Group

1. Highspeed promoted the largest Japan-Bangladesh Joint Venture in collaboration with Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in Bangladesh in the year 1979 in the field of Shipbuilding & Heavy Engineering and completed many large infrastructure projects including Petro Chemical Industries, Hydro Power Plant and many specialized ships including Barge Mounted Power Station in collaboration with Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. of Japan.

2. To date, Highspeed built more than 100 Nos. of specialized ships such as Fishing Trawlers, Oil Tankers, Dry Cargo Vessels, Passenger Ferries, Coastal Patrol Boats, and thus contributed substantially to the national economy. Besides maritime involvement, Highspeed Engineering Wing has successfully completed many plant engineering projects with several multinationals of Japan and Europe.

3. To cite some examples, Highspeed completed lot of steel structural works, pipe lines, pressure vessels, installation of heavy Machinery & equipment, civil construction, storage tanks of Zia Fertilizer, Jamuna Fertilizer, KAFCO, Chittagong Eastern Oil Refinery, Kaptai Hydro Power, Parbatipur Railway workshop works among many other similar large projects.

4. Highspeed promoted a large Joint Venture in the field of Deep Sea Fishing Industry and completed for the first time 5 numbers of Deep Sea Shrimp & White Fish Trawlers and thus exported huge marine food and earned foreign currency for the country and also a new “Technology” was transferred to Bangladesh from Japan as Highspeed built Deep Sea Fishing Trawlers for the 1 st time in Bangladesh in 1981.

5. Highspeed built the first two numbers of container terminals with Interbeton B.V. Holland in 1986 with World Bank finance.

6. Highspeed successfully completed the construction of 8 Food Grain Carriers for FAO (UNDP) under Swiss Government Food Security Program. This is the first time that Bangladeshi Shipyard participated against so many nations of the world and earned great fame for the country as well as foreign currency for the country.

7. Highspeed Group owns and operates a large fleet of 25 nos. Oil tankers which carry more than a million tons of POL products annually for Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation.

8. The latest achievement of Highspeed Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd. is the formation of the Joint Venture Company with Mitsui OSK Line, the largest shipping line of the world, which is due to start functioning soon.

9. Employment – The Group employs over a thousand people including engineers, specialist, skilled workers, a team of marketing and accounting personnel with office network, warehouse and terminals in Bangladesh including Dhaka, Chittagong, Mongla (Khulna) and Sylhet.

10. The Chairman of Highspeed Group, is also the President of 3 major Associations of Water Sector (Launch Owners Association, Bangladesh Shipbuilders Association & Bangladesh Cargo vessel Owners Association) which employ millions of workers. The members of 3 Associations carry 70% of Dry Cargo, 90% of POL Products and 40% of Passengers of total Bangladesh capacity.

11. For the above notable achievements, the Chairman of Highspeed Group Mr. K. M. Mahmood ur Rahman received the prestigious award from Government of Bangladesh on 16th October’2008 on World Maritime Day for his outstanding contribution in Maritime Sector.

12. Highspeed Group is also the pioneer in the field of Shipping Agency business i.e. Birds Bangladesh Agencies Ltd., one of the oldest and leading Agency houses of Bangladesh. This Agency represents Mitsui OSK lines (MOL) of Japan and Senator line of Germany in Bangladesh for several decades. Through feeder connection from Singapore and Colombo, these lines offer global shipping services and thus carry a substantial portion of our containerized cargo to all the ports of the world. Birds has three well appointed offices in Dhaka, Chittagong & Khulna/Mongla which are equipped with latest facilities, warehouses and STAR-NET communication net work. Our operation is run by trained professionals with proven experience to serve our clients globally.