Shipping in Bangladesh

Get up-to-date local information about export procedures and restrictions, demurrage and detention, container drop-offs and more.

Local Charges

New THC level-in effect from September,2011

Chittagong, Dhaka and Mongla:

For CY-CY Export:

 

 

20’dry

40’dry

40’HCdry

45’dry

20’ref

40’HCref

Dhaka

$85

$120

$160

N/A

$85

$160

Chittagong

$85

$120

$160

$160

$85

$160

Mongla

$24

$36

$36

N/A

$60

$92

 

Procedure / Requirements

Commodity

Weight / Measurement Weight limitation: 
Maximum Gross Weight (cargo weight plus tare weight) of 24 mts / 20' dry container & 30 mts / 40' dry container.

 

Bill of lading clause, documentation

According to Bangladesh Bank regulations, all bills of lading have to be consigned to local banks. Only exceptions are factories fully owned by foreign companies and shipments without Letter of Credit issuance (i.e. no bank negotiation). For prepaid shipments, shippers have to present C&F Certificate when collecting the bill of lading. For all personal effects or cargo moving without letter of credit or telephone transfer contract, shipper must provide encashment / cost and freight certificate.

 

Others

Dhaka and Pangaon does not accept refrigerated or OOG cargo. 
No LCL reefer cargo is accepted in Bangladesh.

 

Export Cut-off Times

 

7.00 AM of the day of vessel berthing.

Demurrage / Detention / Free time

Freetime

Calendar Days

Dry cargo

5

Reefer cargo

5

 

Charges per calendar day after free-time

Day Range (USD)

20 Dry

40 Dry

45 High Dry

1-7

3

6

7.5

8-14

6

12

15

15-21

9

18

24

22-40

12

24

30

41 onwards

17

29

35

 

Charges per calendar day after free-time

Day Range (USD)

20 Reefer

40 High Reefer

1-7

6

12

8-14

12

24

15-21

18

36

22-40

24

48

41 onwards

29

58

 

Note: All containers will be subject to the above detention charges per container per calendar day or fraction thereof after expiration of free time. Plugging & Monitoring Charges for reefer container is USD 9.00 per day per container, applicable from the date of discharge. 15 percent VAT on plugging & monitoring charge i.e. BDT 95.00 applicable per day per container.

 

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If you want to speak to a sales person about a new shipment or have a question about your existing shipment, you can email us. If you have a more immediate question, you can search for help online or contact us by phone