Established in 1954 and named after a river on whose banks the port city of Chittagong stands, Karnaphuli has with the ebb and flow of the past 58 years evolved and grown into a business house of diversified subsidiaries and activities.
Its growth has been characterized by a single minded and dedicated pursuit of excellence and a professional urge to be the market leader in everything it is involved and engaged in.
Helping to realize the above are independently managed companies manned by a pool of enterprising and progressive managers and executives, backed by strong finances, substantial resources and all the expertise, experience and knowledge you would expect from a business house that has been in existence for the almost six decades.
Not surprisingly perhaps, Karnaphuli holds the unique distinction of being the first company in Bangladesh to achieve ISO 9002 Certification.
Karnaphuli's range and scope of activities today span over a wide spectrum and covers, amongst other areas, the following: Port, Shipping and Logistics, Media and Publishing, Securities Trading, Health Care, Real Estate, Motor Cycles, Travel and Related Services, Global Satellite Television, General Insurance, Marketing and Distribution and Easyfly Express (Air Cargo).
A major activity of the Karnaphuli Group has been in the field of shipping and shore based operations allied business of logistics.
It has been acting as Agents for Waterman Steamshiped Corporation, a United States based shipping company that has operating LASH vessels in Bangladesh. Karnaphuli also acts as Agents in Bangladesh for international lines operating bulk services on Tramp and Charter basis.
Regensea Lines Ltd., an associate company, was acting as General Agents in Bangladesh for Hanjin Shipping Company and Hanjin Logistic Services Ltd. of South Korea, offering Main Line and Feederage services and freight forwarding businesses respectively.
MSC Cruises is a global cruise line that was founded in Italy, is registered in Switzerland, and has its headquarters in Geneva. MSC Cruises is the world's largest privately owned cruise company, employing 16,300 people worldwide and having offices in 45 countries as of July 2014. MSC Cruises (Italian: MSC Crociere S.p.A.) is part of the Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (MSC), the world's second biggest container shipping operator.
MSC Cruises, a distinctive market leader and trend setter in the cruise industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Marco Shipping Company (BD) ltd is its agents in Bangladesh. Marco Shipping Company (BD) Ltd is a sister concern of Karnaphuli Group, is with MSC since May, 2012. Karnaphuli is involved in travel related service since 1990.