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2nd board meeting of Shippers’ Council of Bangladesh held

The meeting approved the minutes of the previous meeting and accounts statement

Update : 08 Mar 2022, 06:06 PM

The second meeting of the board of directors of the Shippers’ Council of Bangladesh (SCB) for the term 2022 and 2023 was held on Tuesday in its own office’s conference room in Dhanmondi, Dhaka under the Chairmanship of Md Rezaul Karim.

The meeting approved the minutes of the previous meeting and accounts statement, reads a press release. 

It was discussed about the hampering of exports-imports business and traders are facing losses due to shortage of containers in the port in the current situation, hence suddenly increased the freight rates of the exported goods by the ship owners. 

The meeting expressed deep concern over the issue and immediately demanded to fix the freight at a reasonable rate by concerned authorities. The meeting also discussed the beginning of direct shipping routes between Bangladesh and Italy. 

They think that Bangladesh's position in the competitive market will be further strengthened by saving shipping costs and time and export-import costs if the government takes initiative for launching direct shipping routes with more countries.

Senior Vice Chairman Md Ariful Ahsan; Vice-Chairman AKM Aminul Mannan (Khokon) and Directors Md Munir Hossain, Arzu Rahman Bhuiyan, Syed Md Bakhtiar,  Ziaul Islam, Ganesh Chandra Saha and Ataur Rahman Khan also attended the board meeting.

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