Shipping to and from Bangladesh

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COVID-19 Operational status

Due to COVID-19, key elements of your supply chain like warehousing, terminal or customs operations might suffer disruption. In order to react to any change we are capturing and updating daily the latest operational status for each country.

COVID-19 Operational status (updated 26-05-2020)

Operation Market Status Maersk Operational Status
Operation
General status
Market Status
  • The government of Bangladesh has announced further extension to the ongoing general holiday till May 30th to contain the spread of COVID-19.
  • On March 23, the government declared general holidays from March 26 to April 4.
  • Later, the holidays were extended multiple times with latest extension till May 16th, marking 7 weeks shut down of public and private offices, public transportation to curb transmission of Coronavirus in the country.
  • It is the sixth extension completing 64 days of the shutdown that was enforced on March 26 to curb the spread of COVID-19.
  • Transportation of cargo will also be out of the purview of this general holiday.
Maersk Operational Status
Operation
Counter open
Market Status
Open as normal
Maersk Operational Status
During the month of Ramadan from Saturday, April 25, 2020 to Thursday, May 21, 2020 we have revised our counter timings as below:
  1. Our Chattogram counter will be open for business from 10.00 AM to 4.30 PM from Sunday to Thursday. Fridays from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM .
  2. While Pangaon counter will remain closed, Customers can collect Delivery Orders, Original Bills of Lading and FCR’s from Dhaka City counter.
  3. In Dhaka, our counters will open for business from 10.00 AM to 3.30 PM from Sunday to Thursday. Fridays and Saturdays it will be closed.
Operation
Ocean carrier status
Market Status
Business impacted
Maersk Operational Status
  • The government of Bangladesh has announced further extension to the ongoing general holiday till May 30th to contain the spread of COVID-19.
  • On March 23, the government declared general holidays from March 26 to April 4.
  • Later, the holidays were extended multiple times with latest extension till May 16th, marking 7 weeks shut down of public and private offices, public transportation to curb transmission of Coronavirus in the country.
  • It is the sixth extension completing 64 days of the shutdown that was enforced on March 26 to curb the spread of COVID-19.
  • Transportation of cargo will also be out of the purview of this general holiday.
Operation
Reefer booking acceptance
Market Status
Business impacted
Maersk Operational Status
Operation
Terminal status
Market Status
Operating with limited capacity
Maersk Operational Status
  • Chattogram port has been gradually improving on productivity and yard density level.
  • However, vessel operation is still facing challenges to complete operations within standard port stay of 72 hours due to high yard density.
  • Currently 15 vessels waiting at outer anchorage.
  • Steady improvement has been observed over the last two weeks in vessel turnaround time.
Operation
Customs authorities
Market Status
Partially open
Maersk Operational Status
Operation
Warehousing
Market Status
Operating with limited capacity
Maersk Operational Status
  • Transportation of cargoes is outside the purview of General Holiday.
  • Hence operations including Terminals, Warehousing, Depots, and other facilities related to Shipping will continue to operate with reduced work hours and lesser number of workers.
  • Customs offices and Banks will operate within truncated hours.
  • Chittagong Port Authority has announced full waiver of port rent till 16th May for containers where 4-day free time has expired on 26th march or later, as part of many initiatives to improve port productivity by ramping up import deliveries to ease yard congestion
Operation
Inland container yards
Market Status
Partially Open
Maersk Operational Status
Reduced hours
Operation
Inland trucking
Market Status
Business as usual
Maersk Operational Status
  • Dhaka ICD yard is over utilized than capacity.
  • As part of Chittagong port driven initiatives to avoid causing acute congestion at Dhaka ICD, Authorities are moving Dhaka ICD bound import to Pangaon river terminal on barge from Chittagong port.
  • Consignee can complete assessment from custom house at Dhaka ICD without making any amendments on import manifestation and clear the import form Pangaon river terminal.
  • Export laden movement from Dhaka to Chittagong is ongoing with limited frequency of train due to reduced demand.
Operation
Rail transport
Market Status
Restrictions on certain corridors
Maersk Operational Status
Operation
Barge shipment
Market Status
Maersk Operational Status
Operation
Air freight
Market Status
Maersk Operational Status

Local information

Office
Chittagong
Address
58, Agrabad C/A, 3rd Floor, P.O. Box 748, 4100 Chittagong, Bangladesh
Telephone
+880 9612 888 202
Opening hours
Sun-Thu 10:00-18:00

Maersk has been helping Bangladeshi businesses to connect to the world since 1996.

With offices in Dhaka and Chittagong, we ensure regular and reliable shipping services to and from anywhere in Bangladesh. We provide regular services to trans-shipment hubs in Colombo in Sri Lanka, Tanjung Pelepas in Malaysia and Singapore, as well as weekly services to our Asia-Europe network. From here, the rest of the world is just a short hop away.

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