The existing Dhaka-Chittagong highway is a lifeline for Bangladesh’s growing international trade business, but it is outmoded. The new, expanded highway is expected to substantially reduce cargo transport costs and time.
Port of Chittagong
Port of Chittagong
23 Nov 2018
PSA Singapore will build and operate a multibillion dollar terminal complex that will double Chittagong annual capacity to 6 million TEU.
13 Nov 2018
Inadequate equipment has been a major shipper complaint in this busy and congested port for the past decade, but now it appears the port authority has taken steps to address the problem by adding equipment in the last few months.
28 Oct 2018
Transport workers and employers are protesting an amendment to the Road Transport Act that holds them largely responsible for any fatal road accidents.
25 Oct 2018
The Chittagong Customs House Wednesday issued the handling notification, which was requested by the Chittagong Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
15 Oct 2018
Bangladesh Shipping Secretary Abdus Samad told JOC.com the decision was made with the interests of Bangladesh’s Chittagong and Mongla ports in mind.
10 Oct 2018
On Tuesday evening, the owners of trucks called off their strike after a meeting with government officials. The officials said they would communicate the strikers' concerns to the prime minster about a new law's traffic liability provisions.
24 Sep 2018
The Chittagong Port Authority implemented the measure to reduce vessel wait times and the long line in the outer anchorage.
04 Sep 2018
Currently, the ship wait time in the country’s prime seaport is about five days, and officials believe that can be reduced substantially.
08 Aug 2018
To date, five feeder vessels have left the port, failing to receive 1,168 TEU of export containers, as those containers did not reach the port yard in time.
06 Aug 2018
Businesses applauded the decision, terming it a “superb step” that will help the port achieve its goal of maximum use, around the clock.
16 Jul 2018
A rule requiring electronic locking of containers and re-imposition of weight limits for trucks is riling Chittagong shippers.
10 Jul 2018
The service, if added, would complement existing feeder services by other ocean carriers. A CMA CGM official said the company has held talks about the possible service.
25 Jun 2018
Every year, during the April to October period, Chittagong Port experiences severe congestion, which causes a vessel backup at the outer anchorage lasting from several days to more than a week.
14 Jun 2018
An average of 24 container ships have been waiting daily at the port’s outer anchorage, officials said.
11 Jun 2018
Officials have taken steps to reduce container levels at the port, however with almost all trade and business operations closed for the week, cargo buildup and handling delays will occur.
08 Jun 2018
Inland container depots (ICDs) are responsible for stuffing and unstuffing export and import containers on their premises. If Bangladesh does not add more ICDs, cargo delays and missed shipments are likely to increase at/near Chittagong Port.
29 May 2018
The four vessels will more than double the transport capacity via this mode, as three vessels are already in operation, and more are expected to join the fleet in the coming months.
21 May 2018
Congestion at the port is at its worst during the May-September, trans-Pacific, peak shipping season, but officials hope the additional capacity and introduction of round-the-clock operations will result in less congestion this year.
17 May 2018
The Chittagong Chambers of Commerce & Industry president said he spoke with the Road Transport and Highways minister and secretary and they assured him of issuing a directive relaxing the weight limit for trucks within a day or two.
14 May 2018
Port congestion at some Asian ports is delaying cargo.
14 May 2018
As a result of a road construction project on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway, export containers are being delayed several days, and even weeks in some cases; imports are experiencing up to three-day delays.
25 Apr 2018
The Prime Minister’s Office recently asked the Chittagong Port Authority to take proper measures to ensure that less-than-containerload cargoes are unstuffed in two days and delivered to the consignees within three days.
23 Apr 2018
In a recent letter to the Bangladesh High Commission in Kolkata, India's Kolkata Port Trust chairman Vinit Kumar expressed his consent to let Bangladeshi shippers use the ports it oversees — the Kolkata Dock System and Haldia Dock Complex.
16 Apr 2018
After a container is unloaded from a vessel to the yard, the Chittagong Port Authority lets shippers store the container in the yard for free for four days; on the fifth day, storage rent is charged.
04 Apr 2018
Trade officials said additional equipment, the repair of one ship-to-shore gantry crane, and increased container storage capacity helped increase port productivity.
30 Mar 2018
Wilhelmsen did an exhaustive search of the market and whittled down the list to five lines with vessels that could accommodate a bold solution for the Chittagong Port assignment.
19 Mar 2018
Under the limit, a three-axle truck laden with a TEU has a 30 tonne weight limit and a FEU on a four-axle truck has a 40 tonne weight limit.
20 Feb 2018
Port officials said expanding facilities at the port has now become crucial, in order to cater to the nation’s growing trade — volume that the existing establishment cannot handle.
08 Feb 2018
Bangladesh’s government has agreed to designate the Bay Container Terminal a ‘fast-track’ project in order to facilitate growing external trade and ease congestion at the country’s prime seaport, Chittagong.
23 Jan 2018
The mega-port will ease ship congestion at the Port of Chittagong, which is deep enough to handle, at best, 1,200 TEU vessels.
08 Jan 2018
Under the expanded VAT system, all services at the Port of Chittagong will be subject to the VAT.
03 Jan 2018
Despite a gain in container traffic, it was a bittersweet 2017 for the Port of Chittagong.
22 Dec 2017
New regulations at Chittagong will give ships lifting fewer than 1,200 TEU 48 hours to complete loading and leave the berth, as the port struggles to cope with congestion.
20 Dec 2017
Shippers say the low water draft in domestic routes, especially in the Karnaphuli River, prevent lighterage vessels’ navigation, causing delays in unloading of goods from vessels anchored in the outer bar.
12 Dec 2017
Shippers allege that due to the new axle load policy they need to use two truck/prime movers to carry goods typically found in one TEU or FEU container, resulting in higher carrying costs.
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