BIMRAD Maritime Dialogue on “Prospects and Challenges of Ocean Shipping in Bangladesh”

June 6, 2022

Bangladesh Institute of Maritime Research and Development (BIMRAD) organized the first episode of BIMRAD Maritime Dialogue on the topic “Prospects and Challenges of Ocean Shipping in Bangladesh” on 06 June 2022, 0930-1130 (BST).

Rear Admiral M Shahjahan NPP, BCGMS, ndc, psc, BN Chairman, Chittagong Port Authority delivered his speech as a lead presenter in the maritime Dialogue. His excellent presentation included the immense potentialities and improvements within the Ocean Shipping area in Bangladesh and advocated the country's capacity building.

In line with that, the reputable commentators’ Commodore A Z M Jalal Uddin (C), PCGM, ndc, psc, BN Director-General, Department of Shipping; Mr Mehrul Karim, representative from Chittagong Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Rear Admiral A S M Abdul Baten (E), BSP, ndc, psc, BN (retd), Secretary-General, Bangladesh Ocean Going Ship Owners’ Association; Capt. Syed Sohel Hasnat, Director, Bangladesh Shipping Agents’ Association; Capt. Golam Mohiuddin Quadrey, Vice President, Bangladesh Merchant, Marine Officers’ Association; Commodore S M Moniruzzaman (C), OSP, ndc, ncc, psc, BN, Managing Director, Bangladesh Shipping Corporation Commodore Syed Ariful Islam (TAS), ndc, psc, BN (retd), Ex DG Shipping opined on different aspect of ocean shipping in Bangladesh. A threadbare discussion took place in the session and many important issues surfaced in the dialogue with couple of important recommendations.   A good number of proficient maritime scholars, professionals, stakeholders, academicians, and researchers participated in the Dialogue and exchanged perspectives and considerate reviews to cope with the issues.

Rear Admiral Mohammed Mahbub-ul Islam, BSP, ndc, psc, Acting Chairman of BIMRAD, welcomed all participants to the Dialogue. Rear Admiral Muhammad Anwarul Islam NGP, ndc, afwc, psc, BN (retd) chaired the entire session. Captain M Minarul Hoque, (H), BCGM, psc, BN, Director General, BIMRAD, delivered concluding remarks and gave vote of thanks to all participants.