Import-laden containers are piling up at Chattogram port mainly due to slow delivery as operations of factories and vehicular movement are yet to return to normalcy following the Eid vacation.
This may lead to container congestion in the coming days as a good number of vessels carrying imports are already waiting in the sea to unload containers, port users say.
Both the delivery of import containers directly from the port and the transport of a good portion of import containers from the port to private off-dock facilities have slowed since the day before Eid day.
Around 3,000 to 4,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) of import containers are currently being received at the jetties from the vessels every day, whereas 1,000 to 1,200 TEUs are being delivered.
If the situation does not improve, it may also slow down the unloading of containers from the vessels, said the port users.
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