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Port of Chittagong

Ships in line at Chittagong Port.
14 Jun 2018
An average of 24 container ships have been waiting daily at the port’s outer anchorage, officials said.
Containers stacked at a port.
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.
Chittagong port with containers.
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.
A feeder Ship.
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.
Chittagong Port.
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.
A busy road in cntral Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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.
A highway in Bangladesh.
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.
Chittagong Port.
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.
A ship nears Kolkata port.
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.
Containers at a port.
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.
Chittagong Port.
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.
Chittagong Port.
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.
Containers at a port.
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.
Chittagong Port.
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.
Chittagong port, Bangladesh
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.
07 Dec 2017
The electronic lock system's goal is to reduce en route theft, smuggling, and dumping of unwanted goods, but shippers say its cost is high, it will increase port congestion, and is not necessary.
28 Nov 2017
The new loop is well suited for the booming general consumer goods and garments industry in Bangladesh.
13 Nov 2017
“We need long-term planning.”
30 Oct 2017
Chittagong port truckers on Sunday called off a 48-hour strike.
05 Oct 2017
Delays at Chittagong are between 10 and 15 days.
28 Sep 2017
A new feeder service from Chittagong operated by state-owned BSC would reduce dependency on foreign operators.
19 Sep 2017
“Shippers are forced to pay extra for each day vessels wait in the port.”
11 Sep 2017
Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Mahbubul Alam praised the port authority for acquiring the new equipment.
26 Aug 2017
“We need capacity to rise immediately.”
21 Aug 2017
The Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) has doubled the penalty for containers kept in its yards past free time.
18 Aug 2017
There were 12 vessels waiting to enter the port Friday morning.
14 Aug 2017
The government of Bangladesh has been rushing to provide relief to the port of Chittagong.
11 Aug 2017
The Chittagong port authority has imposed fresh limits on vessels calling the port.
08 Aug 2017
“The congestion in Chittagong port has gone beyond the tolerable limit.”