Maersk is expanding its warehousing footprint in Bangladesh with a brand new 100,000 ft2 facility being built close to Chattogram Port and the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway, facilitating access to Bangladesh’s garment exporters based in nearby manufacturing hubs. While Bangladesh is witnessing impressive growth in garments exports, warehousing capacity in Chattogram has not increased proportionally, Maersk points out.
Angshuman Mustafi, Head of Maersk, Bangladesh, commented, “The Covid-19 pandemic caused many disruptions in supply chains. an acute imbalance in the demand and supply of goods, bottlenecks in the logistics ecosystem, a displaced workforce and congestion at ports and warehouses, all of which led to unforeseen challenges in Bangladesh. However, we realised that the demand for warehousing space was rising and decided to undertake measures that could address this requirement proactively.”
Maersk Bangladesh has partnered with Vertex Off-Dock Logistics Services Limited to commission the new three-storied facility, which is designed to ensure high levels of productivity.