Somadder is the oldest Customs authorized Shipping & Clearing
Agents (Freight Forwarders), having been established in the year
1920. It was Late B. G. Somadder who got a license to operate as
a Customs authorized Shipping and Clearing Agent way back in 1920.
He was the first person who was bestowed upon the condifence of
the then British monarchy to act as an Custom Clearing Agent because
of his education, honesty and diligence. This was much prior to
India attaining independence and the country was, at that time,
under the British rule. Huge quantities of different types of materials
were imported during the British regime by the local Importers.
Till the end of British rule in India, this continued. Around the
time of independence, Late B. G. Somadder, also obtained a Land
Customs Clearing Agency License for operating at 29 Land Customs
Stations in West Bengal. So far as it can be recalled, heavy machineries
for all the major cotton Mills in West Bengal and erstwhile East
Pakistan (now, Bangladesh) which were imported, were all cleared
by B. G. Somadder, even before the birth of East Pakistan. Machinery
and cotton were imported at that time from Egypt.