June 26, 2022 - Update 2

We, at A.P. Moller – Maersk, are closely monitoring the developments around the unfortunate fire incident at BM container depot in Chittagong on June 4th, 2022, in order to provide you with ample clarity and information to better manage your supply chains. Our Customer Experience partners are in constant communication with impacted customers to facilitate the delivery of their upcoming cargo.

We appreciate your patience over the next few days and expect to advise you further on queries regarding claims. Our teams are working dedicatedly to keep your cargo moving with the least disruption and will keep you updated and guide you on this process.

Impact on Customers Supply Chain

All cargo that was earlier planned for processing at the BM Depot is being diverted to other depots at Chittagong prior to its onward journey. Consequently, the logistics ecosystem at Chittagong is anticipating temporary operational challenges due to transit capacity constraints at various depots and expect increased truck waiting times.

Due to the sudden change in cargo re-routings, the depots are experiencing an array of challenges on ground, leading to delays in container placement, laden movement to port etc. Furthermore, heavy rainfall in Chattogram has been disrupting continuity in operations and labour attendance.

Delays in cargo offloading at depots is impacting the onward transport planning for the shipments on planned vessels out of Chittagong. Our teams are committed to finding suitable alternatives to minimize any impact on your supply chain.

What is Maersk Doing?

We are working on a contingency plan to add capacity and consequently re-map the cargo movement in and out of Bangladesh as efficiently as possible. Throughout this process, we continue to assess and optimize the best options for our customers in order to ensure the safe delivery of their cargo.

Your supply chain is of the utmost importance to us, and we are committed to helping you navigate these disruptions for the safe delivery of your cargo. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.


June 13, 2022 - Update 1

We would like to share an update on the unfortunate fire incident at BM container depot, BMCD, on June 4th, 2022. We at A.P. Moller-Maersk are following the developments closely while our teams are working dedicatedly to keep your cargo moving with the least disruption. Our Customer Experience partners are in touch with impacted customers to facilitate the delivery of their upcoming cargo.

All cargo that was earlier planned for processing at the BM Depot is now being diverted to other depots at Chittagong prior to its onward journey. Consequently, the logistics ecosystem at Chittagong is anticipating temporary operational challenges due to transit capacity constraints at various depots and expect increased truck waiting times. We will keep you informed of how this might impact your supply chains.

Meanwhile, we are also working on a contingency plan to add capacity and consequently re-map the cargo movement in and out of Bangladesh as efficiently as possible. Throughout this process, we continue to assess and optimize the best options for our customers in order to ensure the safe delivery of their cargo.

We are in the process of appointing surveyors to establish the overall impact and provide you with ample clarity and information to better manage your supply chains. While some of you may have queries related to claims, we appreciate your patience over the next few days and expect to advise you further on this matter. Our teams will keep you updated and guide you on the claims processes.

Your supply chain remains of the most importance to us, and we thank you for your patience and understanding. Our teams are here to support you so please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

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