Exporters said that the container handling increased mainly due to the increase in the import and export volume in recent times
Handling of containers at the Chittagong port has seen a sharp rise in November with the total reaching to 2.65 million TEUs, 9.42% higher than the previous month, shows the data of the Chittagong Port Authority (CPA).
Talking to the Dhaka Tribune, the port authority has attributed the enhanced capacity of the port to the rise of container handling, while the exporters opined that the rise of export-import has brought about the increase.
“To cope with the rapid growth in export and import business, the port authority has taken a number of initiatives to increase the infrastructure capacity of the port. As a part of the steps, the CPA has increased the number of gantry cranes from 4 to 10 recently,” Mohammad Omar Faruk, CPA Secretary told the Dhaka Tribune.
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