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Offloading on full force in Chittgong port

a1-235x300Operational activities, particularly loading, unloading and delivery in the Chittagong port has gained momentum in the days after the 10th national polls. The congestion of containers has been removed as the delivery of containers resumed from yesterday, sources said. According to the Radio Control Department of Chittagong Port Authority (CPA), a total of four ships sailed from the jetty while three ships berthed at the jetty before 2 pm today. Besides, three ships will be berthed while two ships will sail this afternoon.
Sources said the loading and unloading of 25 ships is continuing at the Chittagong sea port today.

A total of 1900 TUES containers were delivered yesterday during the hartal imposed by the opposition 18 party Alliance.
Thousands of trucks, lorries and covered vans have loaded cargo and containers from the jetties for carrying to other parts of the country. Thousands of vehicles waiting at the jetties have started from Chittagong port to other parts of the country after 5 pm on Tuesday.

Law enforcing agencies have taken special measures for the delivery of cargoes and containers from the port.
Sayed Forhad Uddin, secretary of CPA said, “There is no effect of hartals and political turmoil in the Chittagong port as the CPA has taken special measures for continuing operational activities of the port.

A total of 1900 TUES containers were delivered during the hartal yesterday. The delivery of the containers is likely to increase today and during holidays.???

“There is no congestion of containers here in the yards of Chittagong port. At present, there are around 25000 TUES containers in the yards of the port today while the capacity of the yards is 35000 TUES containers.

As a result, we can contain 10,000 more TUES containers now,??? he added.

Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), one of the prime trade bodies of the country urged the shipping minister and chairman of National Board of Revenue (NBR) to keep the Chittagong sea port and Chittagong Custom House open during the weekly holidays on Friday and Saturday.

Fearing the rampant blockade next week, exporters and importers are trying to carry their goods from the jetties over the weekly holidays.

As a result, thousands of vehicles which were waiting for carrying goods and containers from the jetties were seen lining up at the jetty area in Chittagong port this afternoon.

More than 50 thousand trucks, lorries and covered vans usually carry goods and containers from Chittagong port to other parts of the country everyday.


Source: Daily Independent


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