30 Dec 2013
Political protests in Bangladesh are causing lengthy delays for inbound and outbound shipments via Chittagong, the country’s busiest gateway hub port, according to reports from Dhaka.
Garment with Made in Bangladesh label
16 Jul 2013
U.S. apparel importers are weighing whether the threat of bad publicity that could come from factory disasters in Bangladesh offsets savings gained by sourcing in the South Asian country.
10 Jul 2013
An alliance of 17 North American retailers today unveiled the Bangladesh Worker Safety Initiative, a binding-five year agreement that aims to improve factory safety conditions in Bangladesh.
09 Jul 2013
Karel De Gucht, the European Union’s trade commissioner; Dipu Moni, Bangladesh’s foreign minister; and Guy Ryder, director-general of the International Labour Organisation, have co-launched...
U.S. Apparel Imports. Source: PIERS
01 Jul 2013
First quarter 2013 container imports of apparel (not knitted or crocheted) through U.S. ports jumped 11.3 percent year-over-year, preceded by a 7 percent jump in fourth quarter 2012. Before the recent upturn, apparel imports experienced six quarterly declines.
16 May 2013
The North American Bangladesh Worker Safety Working Group, a collaboration of five U.S. and Canadian apparel and retail associations, has outlined a set of proposals to further its commitment to improving worker safety in Bangladesh...
07 May 2013
German ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd has changed its agent representative in Bangladesh from SW Shipping to GBX Logistics.