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2 December, 2018 09:36:52 AM
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Ctg port sets ‘record of zero vessel’ congestion

Independent Online Desk
Ctg port sets ‘record of zero vessel’ congestion

Country’s premier sea port Chattogram has set an example by bringing down vessel congestions to ‘almost zero level’ in its 130 years of history thanks to the government for installation of six gantry cranes for cargo handling.

There was no vessel waiting for berthing in the outer anchorage on last Wednesday, which is unprecedented and new message for the world shipping sector about the improvement of efficiency of Chattogram port, the gateway of the country’s overseas trade.

With the installation of six gantry cranes at the premier port at a cost of nearly Tk 350 crores, overall port activities, especially handling of in and out bound cargo, have enhanced by 30 percent on an average in comparison to the previous time.

Earlier, all vessels were seen in the inner berths either for unloading of bulk cargos and containers or loading cargos, containers simultaneously.

“But present scenario has remarkably been changed . . . best utilization of the recently procured handling equipments, the dynamism of port activities has gone up surprisingly” said Jafar Alam, member (Administration and Planning) of the port.

Talking to the news agency, he said as a result of installation of new gantry cranes, the volume of import and export trade of the country will gradually increase through the Chattogram port.

Following the news published in media that Chattogram port will not be able to cope with the container handling situation in next two or three years, Chattogram Port Authority (CPA) took steps to procure modern container and cargo handling equipments from abroad to improve the capacity of the port.

President of Chattogram Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) Mahbubul Alam expressed satisfaction over the recent improvement in the port activities and said only new berths and yards are not the major reasons to face the severe ship and container congestions rather the CPA needs quick and first capable handling the equipments.BSS.

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