Bangladesh’s entrepreneurs, encouraged by prospects, tax and VAT benefits, expanded their capacity in oceangoing shipping sector, with the total number of vessels rising to 91, the highest so far, at the end of 2022 from 80 ships a year ago.
Another direct container shipping service between Chattogram and two European ports is going to be introduced next month.
The Chittagong Customs House (CCH) has given the job of scanning import cargo to a foreign company (SGS) at a cost of Tk 29 crore. While the CCH is claiming it could do the job itself for a mere Tk 4 crore a year, the fact remains that it failed to set up a permanent scanning department since 2012. We find it perplexing as to why the CCH personnel, who got trained as part of the original contract signed with SGS, got transferred by the time the
Cargo vessel owners call off their strike following the government’s assurance of a fresh wage structure for the workers in the sector.
Apparel exporters are concerned over the United Kingdom’s ban on cargo flights from Dhaka and say it might adversely effect the country’s exports.