Prolonged congestion at transshipment ports and destinations, as well as berthing delays in Chittagong, have forced some carriers to halt or slow bookings from Bangladesh.
07 May 2021
Stakeholders say fewer working hours during the month of Ramadan and ongoing COVID-19-linked lockdowns have lowered productivity at Chittagong, which has created a vessel queue.
14 Apr 2021
Stakeholders fear a new COVID-19 lockdown that has gone into effect in Bangladesh will worsen congestion at the Chittagong port yard, further slowing the delivery of containers.
09 Feb 2021
Apart from western countries, Bangladeshi exports to Australia and Japan are also rising significantly, which has contributed to Chittagong’s container handling rebound.
08 Jan 2021
Bangladesh, the world’s second-largest apparel exporter, saw activity come to a near halt last spring during the initial wave of COVID-19.
07 Dec 2020
Bangladeshi shippers are struggling with higher freight rates on imports from China, but garment and raw material users have to bear the expense because of deadlines to ship finished goods to buyers.
18 Nov 2020
Feeder vessels are seeing over 48 hours berthing delay in Colombo and nearly 36 hours in Singapore, lowering the number of possible voyages and raising costs.
03 Nov 2020
Carriers working the Bangladeshi trade have been forced to manage a shortage of containers by importing empty boxes from the nearest hub ports and pushing importers for faster delivery of empties.
03 Sep 2020
While Bangladesh saw a huge jump in apparel exports last month, factories are seeing fewer orders from western buyers for September and October.
25 Aug 2020
The availability of IMO-compliant 0.5 percent sulfur fuel oil in Bangladesh’s main port will help lower costs for carriers, particularly the feeder operators that work vessels calling from major regional hubs.
17 Aug 2020
The new service will significantly shorten the transit time for Bangladeshi cargoes to reach their final destination in the US by — at least 10 days, according to officials.
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