The Shippers' Council of Bangladesh (SCB) held its 41st Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Dhaka Club on Saturday.
At the beginning of the meeting, one minute of silence was observed to pay respect to former chairmen and members of the SCB, business leaders and prominent citizens who passed away during the last year.
Md. Rezaul Karim, chairman of the body presided over the meeting AGM which reviewed the performances of the council during the last one year, says a media release.
The meeting also discussed the overall situation of the country in detail due to the economic losses caused by the war between Russia and Ukraine, especially the devaluation of the Bangladesh currency and the increase in the price of imported goods.
The Shippers’ Council expresses its sincere gratitude to the Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the worthy daughter of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu, for taking a timely and strong role to deal with this economic loss of the country.
The involvement and progress of the Council's activities with the Asian Shippers Alliance (ASA) and Global Shippers Alliance (GSA) were also discussed.
Md. Rezaul Karim was congratulated for being re-elected as Vice Chairman of ASA for the term 2022-2024 in the Annual Meeting of SCB.
In addition, the members of the Board of Directors expressed their sincere thanks for distributing a significant amount of food items to the relief of flood-affected people in different areas of the country.
In the meeting, the chairman of the SCB was congratulated for being included as a member of the ‘National Logistics Development and Coordination Committee’ formed by the Prime Minister's Office to achieve national growth targets, increase capacity in trade and investment, ensure efficient transportation of goods and overall development of logistics sector.
The meeting unanimously confirmed the minutes of the last AGM, approved the Annual Report-2022, the Audited Balance Sheet & Statement of Accounts for the year 2021-2022 and appointed an auditor for the year 2022-2023.
Senior Vice Chairman Md. Ariful Ahsan, Vice Chairman A. K. M. Aminul Mannan (Khokon) and Directors along with a good number of members attended the meeting.