Thursday, 17 March 2016
The embargo imposed on direct air cargo by the UK Department for Transport remains in force, continuing to affect UK importers seeking to import from Dhaka.
Indirect carriers have experienced a surge in demand for capacity. The enforced carton level screening at Dhaka terminal is causing delays in cargo being available and as such flights are departing under utilized. The screening process is now unable to process GOH frames, and as such consignments are being routed by Sea-Air.
Additional security screening required at the carrier’s transit airport has also affected carrier’s transit times, as all cargo is unloaded and rescreened before onward connection.
Key effects of the embargo:
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