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Key port information can also be found at: Maritime Database information on Bangladesh

Port Overview

Port Location and Contacts

Country

Bangladesh

Province or District

Chittagong

Town or City (Closest location) with Distance (km)

Name: Chittagong

km: n/a

Port's Complete Name

Port of Chittagong 

Latitude

22.21667

Longitude

91.8

Managing Company or Port Authority (If more than one operator, break down by area of operation)

Chittagong Port Authority (CPA)

Management Contact Person

Md. Omar Faruk  +880-31-2510869

secretary@cpa.gov.bd

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations

Airport Name:

Shah Amanat International Airport

Airlines: BIMAN, NovoAir, Regent Airways, US-Bangla Airways

Port Picture


The Port of Chattogram is the principal port of Bangladesh. The port was established at its present location in 1887. By 1910, four jetties were constructed to handle 0.5 million MT of cargo annually. Since then the port has grown gradually to the present shape.

It is situated on the right bank of the river Karnafuli at a distance of about 9 nautical miles from the shoreline of the Bay of Bengal. Chattogram Port is considered the heart of the economy of Bangladesh. The geographic location of this port creates the opportunity for easy and cost-effective foreign trade to be carried out through with all South Asian countries as well as other Asian countries. Enough and low-cost labour is also readily available here. For these reasons, Chattogram Port holds much potential as a highly promising regional seaport. Consequently, cargo handling through Chattogram Port has not only rapidly increased but cargo type has also diversified. The Port is a regular member of Japan based International Ports and Harbours (IAPH).As a gateway of Bangladesh, Chattogram Port not only handles 92% of the country’s international trade but also generates about 35% annual revenue of the country on account of import tax, duties and VAT which confirms the significance of the port in the Government’s finance. About 80% export-import industries and 5-Export Processing Zone (out of 10 EPZ) are situated within Dhaka and Chattogram division and Dhaka- Chattogram corridor (transportation by rail, road & river) due to the Chattogram Port. This also helps to generate about 30% of the GDP. 100% imported Petroleum Oil and Lubricant (POL) of the country is transported through this port. Not only that, through this port 100% finished product are exported and 80% raw materials & accessories are imported. For Ready Made Garments (RMG) sector, which fetches about 76% of the country’s export earnings as hard currency.

Port website: http://cpa.gov.bd/ 

Key port information may also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com

It is situated on the right bank of the river Karnafuli at a distance of about 9 nautical miles from the shoreline of the Bay of Bengal. River Karnafuli rising in the Lushai Hill falls in the Bay of Bengal after taking a winding course of 120 nautical miles through the districts of Chattogram Hill Tracts and Chattogram. Upper limits of the river water are formed by two straight lines, one drawn across the Karnafuli River in the North by joining 2 pillars located at Lat: 22024’33″N-Long: 91054’30E and Lat: 22024’56″N- Long: 91054’11″E and the other by joining the 2 pillars located at Lat: 22025’07″N- Long: 91053’18″E and Lat: 22025’07″N- Long: 91053’10″E. These limits include so much of the sea and of the River Karnafuli and the River Halda and the area that lie within 137.162 Metre, of high water mark at ordinary spring tide and the docks, wharves, quays, stages, jetties, piers, warehouse, sheds, railway line and yards within the limits of the bounded area and such other area outside it as included in the Schedule iii of the Chattogram Port Act. The seaward approach to the Port of Chattogram may considered to be northwards of the 10-fathom contour in latitude 22024′ North and longitude 9103″ East: The distance to the pilot ground from the south patches shoal being 46 nautical miles on the direct course.

Port Performance

Chattogram Port is the core hub of export and import of the country. The port has been performing better and better each year despite lots of limitations. It is now competing with the world rated ports in terms of all matrix. This port is now ranked at 64 in the Lloyd’s list of 100 container ports in the world, which was 70th, 71st, 76th and 87th in last 4 years.

Vessels of draught ranges from 8.50 m. to 9.20 m

Maximum permissible LOA of a vessel is 190 meters

Seasonal Constraints


Occurs

Time Frame

Rainy Season

Yes

The weather in Bangladesh is largely governed by the monsoon. The prevailing wind directions are from South to South East during the months of April through September. After taking easterly direction for a while the wind turns to the northerly and north-easterly directions, the later prevail from November to January. During the months of February and March, winds turn via westerly direction back to the Southerly to South Easterly. In excess of 20 Knots/ Beaufort wind scale 5 prevails for 6 percent to time while those in excess of 30 Knots/Beaufort wind scale 7 persists for about 0.1 percent of the time during cyclones i.e. During the transition between monsoon and dry seasons in May, October, and November. The area of Payra port experienced four severe Cyclonic water surges during the last 44 years. In 1960 & 1963 speeds recorded were 125 Knots Max. In 1970 and 1991 speeds were recorded 138 Knots max. and 180 Knots max. respectively.

Financial Year

No. of Vessels

2012-2013

2,136

2013-2014

2,294

2014-2015

2,566

2015-2016

2,875

2016-2017

3,092

2017-2018

3,664

2018-2019

1,882 (till Dec 2018)

Financial Year

Import (Tons)

Export (Tons)

Inland (Tons)

ICD (Tons)

Grand Total (Tons)

Growth (%)

2012-2013

38,312,028

5,059,640

6,087,947

457,559

49,917,174

3.95

2013-2014

41,960,170

5,338,377

5,833,786

445,218

53,577,551

7.33

2014-2015

48,941,406

5,839,986

6,469,673

474,800

61,725,865

15.21

2015-2016

58,324,786

5,971,634

6,366,607

493,360

71,156,387

15.28

2016-2017

66,464,285

6,709,759

6,330,639

477,836

79,982,519

12.40

2017-2018

78,050,447

6,997,465

7,429,082

446,234

92,923,228

16.18

2018-2019

82,939,731

6,846,406

7,761,749

515,245

98,240,655

5.72


Container Handling Statistics of CPA

Financial Year

Import

Export

Total

TEUs

MT

TEUs

MT

TEUs

MT

2013-14

812,918

11,125,348

812,591

5,012,427

1,625,509

16,137,775

2014-15

940,827

13,132,923

926,115

5,535,446

1,867,062

18,668,369

2015-16

1,109,355

15,498,565

1,080,084

5,642,419

2,189,439

21,140,984

2016-17

1,211,874

17,084,610

1,207,607

6,395,923

2,419,481

23,480,533

2017-18

1,363,375

19,089,447

1,342,534

6,880,740

2,705,909

25,970,187

2018-19

(Jul-Dec 18)

719,433

96,74,719

725,911

33,82,752

14,45,344

13,057,471

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

Vessels chargeable

Rate of port dues

Sea-going vessels

USD 0.241  per GRT

Sea-going vessel engaged in lightering within port limits

USD 0.150 per GRT

Sea-going vessels not engaged in lightering have not left the port after 30 days from the date of entry

USD 0.050

Sea-going vessel entering for taking fuel, stores and water, etc

USD 0.08


Vessels working within port limits, excluding sea-going lighters

Not exceeding 10 GRT: 25 BDT per vessel

Between 10 – 100 GRT: 200 BDT

Between 100 - 200 GRT: 500 BDT

Exceeding 200 GRT: 3 BDT per GRT

Barge/flat: 1.5 BDT per GRT

Country boat/Shampan: 0.25 per GRT.


Other Charges

Berth occupancy charges

Per GRT per day

USD 0.03

Mooring occupancy charge

At Own anchor

Per GRT per day

USD 0.02

At mooring

Per GRT per day

USD 0.015


Sea-going ships

200 to 1,000 GRT

Per Tug per Movement

USD 82.50

Over 1,000 to 5,000 GRT

Do

USD 277.50

Over 5,000 GRT

Do

USD 594



Water supply charge

At Roosevelt jetty

Per 1000 liters

30BDT

At Mongla (local)

At Mongla (to Ships)

Per 1000 liters

Per 1000 liters

60 BDT

USD 10

At Hiron pont (local)

Per 1000 liters

700BDT

At Hiron pint (to ship)

Per 1000 liters

USD 20


Jetty Crane Charge


Use of Jetty crane

Per crane per period of 8 hours

USD 45

Use of British crane

Do

USD 33.75

Non-Use of Jetty Crane

If cancelled within less than 6 hours of booked period

Do

USD 40

If cancelled previous to 6 hours of booked period

Do

USD 20

Holliday charge (working on jetty)

Per ship per holiday

USD 60

Night charge (working on jetty)

Per ship per night

USD 30

Security guard engaged on the sea-going vessel

Per person, per 4 hours

BDT 150

 

Shifting / Detention Fees

Services

Basis of  Charge

Rate

Fees for shifting vessels from one berth or mooring or swinging her to another

Per movement

USD 29.80

Fees for such shifting taking place in whole or part between 6:00 pm to 6:00 am

Per movement

USD 59.60

Detention fees for failure of a vessel in arriving or sailing from the port in  time

Per day

USD 100

Pilot detention fee

Per day

USD 20

Berthing or unberthing at the time of arrival or sailing of the vessels

Each occasion

USD 88.50

Same at the time of shifting

Each occasion

USD 44.25

 

Port & Harbour Dues

Services

Basis of Charge

Rate

River dues

Domestic cargo

Per 1000 kg

33BDT

Import cargo

Do

BDT 15.30




Landing charge / Handling charge

Bagged cargo (wheat and rice)

Per 1000kg

BDT. 40

Other bagged cargo (cement, iron, steel, salt, sugar etc)

Do

BDT. 32

All other imports not exceeding 3MT

Do

BDT. 90

Wheeled or tracked equip.

Do

BDT 175

Garments, cloths, cotton, etc

Do

BDT. 16

Crude refined oil, palm oil, soyabean oil etc

Do

BDT. 50

Other import more than 20 MT

Do

BDT. 250

Weight bridge charge

Per 1000 Kg

2.5BDT

Trans-shipment charge at the same wharf

Per 1000 Kg

150% of landing charge

Terminal charge on river traffic

Per 1000 Kg

21.70BDT


Container Handling Charges

Services

 Time

Basis of charge

Up to 20’ Container

Above 20’ container

Loading / Discharging


FCL Container

-

Per container

USD 43.40

USD 65.10

LCL Container

-

Do

USD 130.00

USD 195.00

Empty Container

-

Do

USD 22.10

USD 33.20

Container storage

Loaded Container

1-4 days  free

Per container

-

-

1st 7 days after free time

Do

USD 6.00

USD 12.00

8th -20th days

Do

USD 12

USD 24

Thereafter up to delivery

Do

USD 240

USD 48

Empty Container

1-7 daus days

Per container

USD 6.00

USD 12.00

8-20 days

Do

USD 1200

USD 24.00

21 days onwards/per day

Do

USD 24.00

USD 48.00


Reefer Container Service

Particulars of ChargesBasis of ChargeRates
Supply of electricity and connecting and disconnecting reefers, including monitoring

Per container, per diem or part thereof

USD  9.00

Change of status

Per container per change

USD  10.00


River Dues (Containerized)

Particulars of Charges

Basis of Charges

Rates (Not Exceeding 21 ft.)

Rates (Exceeding 21 ft.)

FCL container and Contents

Import

Per container

BDT. 408.00

BDT. 816.00

Export

Do

BDT. 184.00

BDT. 368.00

LCL container and Contents

Import

Per 1000 kg. or part thereof

BDT. 34.10

-

Export

Do

BDT. 15.30

-


Lift on / Lift off Charges

Lift on / lift off charge, Loaded container

per container

BDT. 1000.00

BDT. 1500.00

Lift on / lift off charge, empty container

-do-

BDT. 375.00

BDT. 562.50


Shore handling containerised cargo

Particulars of ChargesBasis of ChargesRates
Stuffing / un-stuffingPer 1000 kg. or part thereof of contentsBDT. 300.00


Berthing Specifications

SpecificationsNBBulk MinBulk MaxConventional MinConventional Max
Berths

31

2.2 m

186 m

2.2 m

190 m

AnchoragesNo limit8.5 m11.5 m

8.5 m

11.5 m

Draught at anchorN/A8.5 m11.5 m

8.5 m

11.5 m

Draught at BerthN/A8.55 m9.2 m

8.55 m

9.2 m

Length Over AllN/ANo limit186 m

No limitations

186 m

Beam (maximum)N/ANo limitNo limitations if length is 186 m

No limitations

No limitations provided length is 186 m or less


General Cargo Handling Equipment 

1

Mobile Crane

10-50 ton

51

2

Forklift Truck

10-20 ton

15

3

Forklift Truck

3-5 ton

130

4

Industrial Tractor

25 ton

12

5

Heavy Trailer

20-25 ton

07

6

Light Trailer

6 ton

30

7

Share Crane

2-3 ton

31


Container Handling Facilities

Facility

Capacity/Nos

Holding Capacity (GCB+CCT+NCT+NCY)

38,917 TEUs

Yards

22 Nos.

Container Freight Stations at GCB

5 Nos (45,064 Sq.m)

Container Storage yard at GCB

282,239 sq.m

CFS at CCT

13,671 sq.m

Container Storage yard at CCT

150,000 sq.m

Container Storage yard at NCT

220,000 sq.m

Container Storage yard at NCY

63,000 sq.m

Railway Container Siding

550 m

Reefer Points (440 volts)

900 points

Standby Generator

14 MW (2X7)

Water Reservoir

140,000 Gallons

Fire Brigade

1 Unit


Container Handling Equipment

Equipment Type

Capacity (MT)

Qty

Quay Gantry Crane

40

14

Mobile Harbour Crane

84

2

Rubber Tyred Gantry Crane

44

21

Straddle Carrier (04 High)

40

36

Reach Stacker (RS)

45

15

Forklift Truck

25-42

6

Forklift Truck

7-16

19

Reach Stacker

7

6

Container Mover

50

6

Terminal Tractor

50

43

Terminal Trailer

50

55

Container Facilities

 

At a time

Yearly

 

Container

6,000 (TEU)

100000 (TEU)

6,00,000 (TEU)

Cargo

60,000 (MT)

2,00,00,000 (MT)

4,00,00,000 (MT)

Car

2,000

20,000

40,000


Customs

Customs clearance process is also mainly paper based and appraisal and verification are done without standardized modern logistics support (container scanner). Procedural complexities, lack of transparency and timeliness in decision-making often caused lot of harassment and delay in the customs clearance process.

Since 2000, ASYCUDA has been introduced without the two main modules EDI and Risk Assessment Management.  The customs clearance procedures for import still consist of 13 to 16 steps, a cumbersome, redundant, paper ledger and list-oriented process. In the absence of modern technology in controlling & appraising method, problems of trust arise among the regulatory and trade body.


Food Handling Arrangements    

For offloading from ships and safe storage of food grains CPA has dedicated a silo jetty at North Patenga. There is a silo situated adjacent to the jetty. It is one of the biggest silos in Bangladesh with storage capacity of 100,000 mt. It deals with wheat only and is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Food of the Government of Bangladesh. The strategy for Chattogram silo is to use it predominantly for quick clearance of incoming mother vessels carrying imported wheat, for storage of a national buffer stock, to maintain quality of stored grain and quick dispatching to up-country destinations with maximum efficiency.

From an operational point of view, Chattogram silo can be divided into three sub-systems:

  • Receiving
  • Storage
  • Despatching


Receiving Sub-system

This silo has the facilities to receive food grain (particularly wheat) only in bulk through gantry. The objective of the system is as follows:

  • To start unloading as quickly as possible.
  • To unload grain from carrier within minimum possible time.
  • To record the weight of all incoming grain accurately.
  • To ensure safe storage.


Storage Sub-system

The Chattogram silo having a capacity of 103,804 MT of bulk wheat, it has 88 round bins and 54-star bins. The capacity of each round bin is 1,000 MT and the star bin is 225 MT. The silo is provided with a dust control machine. Existing fumigation on pest control systems is provided via a liquid spray system and peeled dispenser system, though it is rarely used due to non-infestation of the grain. The objective of this sub-system is to keep the grain in good quality. 


Despatching Sub-system

This silo has the facilities to dispatch food grain both in bulk and bagged form. In bulk it is mainly delivered by river coaster in Narayangonj Silo and Khulna Steel Silo and through hopper wagon in Ashugonj, Santaher and Narayangonj Silo. The bagged cargo is delivered mainly through railway covered wagon and through truck in almost all CSD and LSD in the country.


Specification of Chattogram Silo

Highest Capacity

103,804 MT

Diameter of Circular Bins

27’-0’’

Height of Bins

94’-0”

No. of Star Bins

54 (250 MT)

No. of Circular Bins

88 (1,000 MT)

Size of head house floor

34’ x 74’

Height of head house above finished grade

174’

Height of head house above airport runway

150’

Depth of head house board pit 

24’

Pneumatic travelling ship unloading unit

3 (600 MT/hour)

Pneumatic static ship

1 (200 MT/hour)

Receiving belt conveyor

3 (200MT/hour each)

Main Bucket elevator

4 (200MT/hour each)

Basement chain conveyor

8 (200MT/hour each)

Automatic hopper scale

4 (Computerized)

Truck scale (Weigh bridge)

1 (capacity 40 MT)

Distribution belt conveyor with tripper

6

Chemical Protecting sprayer

6

Sp. Fumigation bins

2

Grain Drier

1

Grain cleaner

1 (25 MT per hour)

Bagging scale

6 (8 bags of 85 kg/ min)

Temperature indication system

1

Truck loading (bag)

8

Rail loading (bunk)

2

Jetty length- (a) Unloading / Loading (b)

328 meters/42 meters

Sub station

3 units (each 1200 KVA)


Cargo Storage Space (Break-bulk)

Protected Area

Outside Protected Area

Transit Sheds (1-9)

09

64364 Sq Mtrs

Warehouses

06

25179 Sq Mtrs

Warehouses DFPO

04

20712 Sq Mtrs

Open Dumps

-

200,000 Sq Mtrs

Car Sheds (P & F)

02

8696 Sq Mtrs




Open Dumps

-

90,000 Sq Mtrs




Note: Food Dept for Grains, TSP complex, Cement Clinker and different Oil company have their own storage facilities adjacent to their own Jetties/premises.

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

For information on Bangladesh Port of Chittagong contact details, please see the following link: 

4.4 Bangladesh Port and Waterways Company Contact List


For information on Bangladesh Port of Chittagong additional information, please see the following document:

Bangladesh Port of Chittagong Additional Information

Bangladesh Chittagong Port Overview

Bangladesh Port of Chittagong Port Security

Note: The information provided in the attached documents, which has been taken from the old DLCA, does not match the structure of the new LCA and is therefore provided separately.