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In what is more good news for the airfreight industry – but bad news for Bangladesh’s exporters – the political turmoil in the country, which has seen a series of strikes, or ‘hartals’, has forced shippers to export more garments by air. Access to Chittagong port has become more difficult as transport providers strike, triggering delays. Shippers are getting concerned – it’s peak time for new orders, but local garment manufacturers aren’t seeing as many as normal, says this article (in badly translated English).