Ctg port moves 27 notches up in container-handling in 8yr


DHAKA, Dec 18, 2017 (BSS) – Chittagong Seaport has set a record by advancing 27 notches in container-handling in eight years.

The Chittagong port ranked 71st position in 2016 among the 100 ports across the world, according to the Lloyds List survey report released recently. The rank of the port was 98 in 2008, said a handout said.

Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) will observe the achievement tomorrow through a function at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the capital.

Finance Minister AMA Muhith will present at the function as the chief guest while Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed will attend it as the special guest.

Editor of the Lloyds List Liton Nightingle will hand over a certificate of the recognition to CPA at the function.

In 2016, the 100 ports handled about 555.6 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) containers, which was 2.20 percent higher than that of 2015.

China and India stood first and second position respectively. Twenty ports from China, three ports from India and Karachi port of Pakistan took position in the list.