Congested Chittagong, Bangladesh’s top port, is adding more terminals.
Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) has revealed plans to get three terminals completed by 2025. The new facilities include a 1,500 m long multipurpose terminal and two container terminals with 1,225 and 800 m lengths, respectively.
Currently, container vessels are getting schedule berthing within one or two days arriving at the outer anchorage of the port with the arrival of a number of new gantry cranes helping speed up operations. The turnaround time for vessels at Chittagong port was 7-8 days in 2017 when congestion reached its peak.
The port handled a record 2.9m teu last year, up 9% over 2017.