Shortage of the right containers hobbling export revival in Bangladesh

An acute shortage of containers is hampering exports from Bangladesh via Chittagong, following a significant fall of imports as a consequence of Covid-19.
Many mainline operators are bringing empty containers from hub ports, including Singapore, Colombo and Port Klang, to Chittagong port to carry outbound cargo.
“Shipping lines are trying hard to increase imports and pushing importers to make fast deliveries of empty containers to avoid losing export bookings,” said a CMA CGM official in Dhaka.
Last month, the …