Bangladesh Shipping Corporation

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Bangladesh Shipping Corporation is a state-owned, autonomous corporation in Bangladesh. It owns a number of ships and oil tankers, and also charters sea-going vessels from other operators. The vessels are used to carry ready-made garments and other export items, and also to import crude oil from Saudi Arabia & UAE.


The Shipping corporation was founded on 5 February 1972, under presidential order number 10, right after the independence of Bangladesh.[1][2] It purchased its first ship in 1974. The ship was named Banglar Doot (Ambassador of Bengal). As of 2001, the corporation owned 13 ships, two of which are oil tankers.[1]


The main headquarter of the is in the port city of Chittagong.[1] There are branch offices in both Dhaka and Khulna. Although it is a semi-autonomous body, the minister of shipping of the Government of Bangladesh acts as the chairman of the corporation.[1] The corporation also run its own modern marine workshop in Chittagong.


  1. ^ a b c d Hossain, Khandakar Akhter (2012). "Bangladesh Shipping Corporation". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ History of Bangladesh Shipping Corporation.

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