To improve transport logistics in the Dhaka Chittagong corridor, Nathan conducted a comprehensive study from the perspective of shippers, consignees, and freight forwarders.
In conducting the study we audited factors influencing logistics in each sector in the corridor; conducted detailed surveys of freight forwarders and shippers; measured the price, time, and reliability of individual shipments; and analyzed physical, institutional, legal, regulatory, and policy constraints as well as the costs and benefits of proposed improvements.
We also forecast freight and container traffic and the shares of each mode in future container traffic and the relative balance of the transport modes in the future.
We considered Bangladesh’s practices in international trade and transport logistics and the behavior of shippers and consignees on the corridor.
Our study directed Bangladesh toward a more efficient multimodal logistics chain integrating road, rail, and inland waterways transport to facilitate direct and transshipment trade.