Bangladesh Container Depot Fire: June 6, 2022

Posted by Expeditors on Jun 6, 2022 2:14:39 PM

A fire broke out on Saturday night at a container depot (BM Container Depot Ltd) near Chittagong port triggering a major blast and multiple explosions in chemical-laden export containers.

Today, Monday June 6th, some containers are still burning and firefighters, with the assistance of the Bangladesh Army, are trying to extinguish the fire and remove more containers from the site.

The number of injuries and death toll are still rising.

Chittagong port is open and remains operational.

Our local teams are working with potentially affected customers directly.  Please reach out to your local Expeditors representative should you have any questions.

Topics: Bangladesh