The COVID-19 lockdown in Bangladesh has shippers contending with congestion fees, while carriers push back against a government request to drop detention charges.
23 Apr 2020
Bangladesh’s Shipping Ministry pushed customs authorities to relax rules governing what type of cargo could be moved to private off-dock space amid growing pressure to relieve congestion at Chittagong.
07 Apr 2020
Bangladesh will waive Chittagong port fees as yard storage approaches 92 percent capacity, but carriers are putting shippers on the hook for reefer-related charges.
02 Apr 2020
The Chittagong customs office is open just two hours a day during the lockdown period and is only releasing cargoes carrying food and medicines, meaning containers carrying non-essential goods are backing up in storage.
31 Mar 2020
The lengthy apparel supply chain, with its multitude of raw material suppliers, is struggling to cope with a collapse in retail sales and canceled orders.
25 Mar 2020
ICDs in January raised container handling charges, but shippers and container lines balked at the increase, which eventually led to the service halt.
12 Mar 2020
A dispute over new tariff fees between private inland container depots in Bangladesh and Maersk, Gold Star Line, and OOCL puts hundreds of outbound container shipments, many of them apparel exports, in limbo.
20 Feb 2020
Capacity expansion at Bangladesh’s second port of Mongla is meant to relieve congestion at the busy port of Chittagong, where frequent vessel backlogs result in delays and demurrage costs for shippers.
14 Feb 2020
Shippers in Bangladesh are preparing for delays and higher costs after the Chittagong Port Authority implemented a precautionary measure related to the coronavirus that will keep vessels coming from China idling offshore for at least a week.
04 Feb 2020
Bangladesh’s top port of Chittagong says shippers will have one week to move containers that have overstayed their free time in storage that is at 78 percent capacity.
21 Nov 2019
A truckers strike in Bangladesh ended after just 24 hours, but shippers were forced to pay higher truck rates amid the logjam of goods that had piled up in just one day.
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