According to a Sept. 15 report from The New Nation, Bangladeshi shipbuilders, who took part in the Shipbuilding, Machinery and Marine Technology (SMM-2010) Trade Fair in Germany last week, got export orders as foreign buyers showed interest in their oceangoing vessels. Four local shipbuilders-Ananda Shipyard and Slipways Ltd (ASSL), Dhaka Dockyard and Engineering Works, Khan Brothers Shipbuilding Ltd and Karnaphuli Shipyard Ltd-took part in the fair at Hamburg. Chief Executive Officer of Dhaka Dockyard and Engineering Works Gazi G Rabbani said his company fetched orders of two bulk carriers at $40m and two goat carriers worth $15m for export to the Middle Eastern countries. Authorities in the ASSL said four foreign companies have shown keen interest in building vessels of 6100 deadweight tonnage (DWT), 5500dwt, 2900dwt and expressed the hope that it would be mature shortly.
(Source: The New Nation)