Bangladesh follows India and Pakistan in suspending all shipbreaking

Bangladesh has followed Pakistan and India’s lead in issuing a two-week moratorium on all ships heading to the south Asian nation for shipbreaking purposes.

Five ships have been asked to stay at the outer anchorage of the Bay of Bengal as part of a coronavirus alert.

India and Pakistan have similar measures in place bringing the ship recycling industry to a standstill in Asia.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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