Limited, the 2nd company in the group, began it’s journey with the
start of the readymade garments manufacturing and export business of
All major importers and buyers at the time
including K-Mart, Walmart, Thomas Cox Associates, Graham Burgess
Associates, Banaras House, Epic Designers, Interocean , Mirage
International and many others camped at our premises as their local
Pioneering factories – Bond Garments, Aristocrat
Garments, York Garments, Smart Garments – all used our services for
the Customs clearance services for their fabrics & accessories and
international forwarding and shipping services for the exports of
their products. Importers began to nominate us exclusively as their
logistics service provider in Bangladesh.
Demand created from readymade exports had us lease warehousing
space of over 100,000 sq. ft.,at Strand Road Chittagong for the
storage of imported and consolidation of exportable garments before
transporting these to factories at Dhaka.
We leased smaller
premises at Dhaka for the receipt and storage of readymade garments
before cosolidating the same for trucking to Chittagong.
leased bonded covered space within Chittagong port and Dhaka Inland
Container Depot for consolidation and breakbulk of imported &
exportable containerized goods.
Enem Express Limited invested in 26 MITSUBISHI FK2 AND TATA trucks
introducing for the first time the concept of covered vans in
Bangladesh. Many will recall these covered trucks trucks with their
fire-engine red colour covered and bold white/black lettering
providing yeoman services to the fledgling readymade garments
In addition to ocean
exports, customers were demanding that we offer airfreight services
for their exports to USA, Europe etc. Airfreight services were offered
with the start of our Dhaka offices.
Responding to demand, EMERY COURIER USA appointed us a Bangladesh
partners and we started offering courier services for mainly for bank
& shipping documents and export samples small parcels, as the 1st
courier company in Bangladesh. Enem pioneered the courier business
from and to Bangladesh.
IATA APPROVAL as Ist agency in
Our close association with British Airways,
Indian Airlines, Air India, Thai International, Lufthansa, KLM etc.,
as their only freight partner enabled us to hold AIrWayBill stocks of
these and other carriers.
Enem Express Limited created history
by being approved as the 1st IATA cargo agency in Bangladesh in 1980
holding stocks of all on-line and off-line airlines operating to
Bangladesh – Air India, British Airways, Indian Airlines, KLM, Kuwait
Airways, Lufthansa, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, Thai International,
We received Bangladesh Biman approval as their 1st and only cargo
agency simultaneously holding AWB stock.
We continue to receive
top Bangladesh cargo agency awards from all airlines from 1980 until
In 1989, we received the SAUDIA GLOBAL BEST AGENCY AWARD
from H.E., the Minister for Civil Aviation at Riyadh.
We were approved as the 1st FIATA member company for
Bangladesh in 1980.
Among many other
firsts – we issued the 1st House Bill of Lading, House AIrwayBill,
Consolidation and Breakbulk documentation, 1st NVOCC carrier, and 1st
freight insurance policy etc.
Enem issued the 1st bank
negotiable FCR (Forwarders Certificate of Receipt) as partners of
Fritz USA – among the largest freight companies then.
the 1st Customs licensed packing and household & industrial goods
removals company in the country. Leading packing & removals companies
of the time used our licenced services for the Customs clearance of
their customers imports and exports.
country, new demands – Enem’s distribution program came into full
force with our appointment as sole distributor of health products for
the USAID funded FPIA project. Our services included customs clearing,
warehousing and distribution of over 50,000 tons of xommodities to
over 800 addresses throughout Bangladesh using trucks, pick-ups, baby
taxis, rickshaws and foot by over 50 staff.
Enem Express Limited was appointed ship handling and
general agent for Chittagong & Mongla ports by NG Shipping Singapore –
the leading feeder operator between Singapore & Chittagong