Country requirement & restriction


No restrictions except IMO/Dangerous cargo. There is a strict 'no acceptance' policy with regard to export booking of IMO/Dangerous cargo.

Weight / Measurement

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

The 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 Export 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.

Special Customs Requirements

No specific requirements.


ICD, Dhaka does not accept refrigerated, OOG cargo and 45'hc container.

No LCL reefer cargo is accepted in Bangladesh.
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Maersk Bangladesh Limited (as agents)
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Road - 11 Block - M
Dhaka - 1213
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