Ocean freight and Chittagong Port
Bangladesh Railway now makes fresh moves to improve freight transport to facilitate trades and boost its revenue earning. It has planned a $1.68 billion project to overcome its infrastructural bottlenecks and raise its modal share in container freights on the route. With a 2030 deadline, the master-plan includes development of the Dhaka-Chattogram rail corridor, remodelling Dhaka's Kamalapur station yard, a transport hub at Dhaka airport rail station and buying 20 cargo locomotives.
Mongla Port, Bangladesh's second seaport, is on the verge of receiving a major boost with the completion of initiatives to improve rail, waterway, and road connectivity to facilitate cargo transport. Over 95% of the construction work on the Khulna-Mongla Port Railway Project has been completed while the Padma Bridge is already opened for traffic.
- Berthing status: Berthing position remains the same at three terminals. Chittagong Container Terminal (CCT) Gantry Berth - 2 to 3 Days, New Mooring Container Terminal (NCT) Deep draught vessel - 2 to 3 Days, General Container Berth (GCB) Shallow draft berth as per berthing schedule.
Air freight and Dhaka Airport
The air freight market demand remains slow and steady; this impact is largely driven by world unrest. Inflation continues to play a major role in global volume movements, reducing purchasing power. The Ukraine and Russia war situation is still worsening, and is continuing to impact market demand. BD RMG sectors are having less orders compared to the forecast due to inflation in EU market.
Airspace demand remains stable and air freight rate levels are also stable. Deferred routings via secondary hubs are still providing cheaper rates. Overall Transit time is regular to both Europe and the US.
The scanner is functioning smoothly. There is no congestion, and all other operational activities are as normal in DAC airport this week.