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Port Overview

Payra Sea Port is the 3rd seaport of Bangladesh located in general area in between latitude 21.9890 North and longitude 90.2792 East on the bank of Rabnabad Channel under Kalapara, a sub district of Patuakali.  In order to increase the economic activities in the central zone and meet the future demand, Payra Sea Port Act 2013 was passed in National Parliament on 10 November 2013. Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated country’s 3rd seaport named as “Payra Sea Port” at Rabnabad Channel at Patuakhali district on 19 November 2013.

Government has taken Short, Mid & Long-Term Plan to develop a state of art modern seaport. As Short-Term Plan, Payra Port Authority is set operate the port activities by offloading cargos from motherships at outer/inner anchorage and transported to the hinterlands through river routes. All the necessary preparations like Custom Clearance Facilities, VHF communication, Banking, enlistment of Ship handling operators, C&F, Shipping agent, Channel Marking with Laying of Buoys at River and approach channel,   Marking of Payra inner and outer Anchorage area,   Implementation of ISPS code, UN Locator Code, and port security including a Bangladesh Coastguard station with high speed vessel and manpower etc have been completed.

Under Long Term Plan, by 2023 the port would be fully operational with a 16 m channel where minimum 10 km container & other terminals with all other associated facilities like establishing EEZ, Airport, Port city, Dockyard/Shipyard, Echo Tourism etc centring to the port. The Port authority has taken a mega budget estimate under the Long-term plan by phases to complete the envisioned infrastructural facilities and make the port fully operational by 2015.

Presently the port users are using River Route connecting to Dhaka and other districts of the country. In the river route, vessels more than 4-meter draught with bulk cargo are plying day and night irrespective of tide. Various commodities including food grain, cement, fertilizer and other bulk are transported from Payra to Dhaka and other destinations through internal waterways.

PPA’S objective focuses mainly on providing necessary services and facilities to the port users efficiently and effectively at competitive price. Though PPA started its Ltd scale port operations by offloading bulk cargoes at inner/outer anchorage, with the passage of time PPA is going to handle maximum volume of container and bulk cargoes of Bangladesh using the geographical advantages, good hinterland connectivity

Port website: http://ppa.gov.bd/


Port Location and Contact

Country

Bangladesh

Province or District

Patuakhali

Nearest Town or City

with Distance from Port

Kalapara

5 km

Port's Complete Name

Port of Payra

Latitude

21.9890 N

Longitude

90.2792 E

Managing Company or Port Authority

Payra Port Authority


Port Picture

List of Officers- PPA

Sl

Name

Designation

Contact Details

1

Commodore M Jahangir Alam, (E), NUP, ndc, psc, BN

Chairman

chairman@ppa.gov.bd

+88029348421

Fax:+88029349175

2

Commodore Md. Ashraful Haque Chowdhury, psc, BN

Member (Harbour & Marine)

saidur611@yahoo.com

3

Captain M. Muniruzzaman, (E), BN

Member (Engineering and Development)

member_ed@ppa.gov.bd

02-9350125

4

Commander M Rafiul Hassain (TAS) psc, BN, (Rtd.)

Member (Admin & Finance)

member_admin@ppa.gov.bd

02-9349175

5

Mohiuddin Ahmed Khan (Joint Secretary)

Director (Administration)

director.admin@ppa.gov.bd

6

Md. Elias Reja

Chief financial and accounting officer

cfao@ppa.gov.bd

7

Quazi Wasif Ahmad

Chief Engineer

chief.engineer@ppa.gov.bd

8

Commander Haider Jahan Khon Emon (H-1), psc, BN

Chief Hydrographer

chief.hydrographer@ppa.gov.bd

9

Md. Nasir Uddin

Deputy Ch. Engineer (Jetty & Harbour)

dce_jh@ppa.gov.bd

10

Captain SM Sharifur Rahaman

Dock Master

dockmaster@ppa.gov.bd

12

Md. Saifur Rahman

Joint Chief Planning

jc_plan@ppa.gov.bd

13

Tayebur Rahman

Deputy Director (Admin)

sktayebcpa@gmail.com

14

Azizur Rahman

Deputy Director (Traffic)

dd.breakbulk@ppa.gov.bd

15

Captain Asif Ahmed

Pilot

pilot.marine@ppa.gov.bd

16

Mohammad Soadrul Amin

Deputy Director, MIS

dd.mis@ppa.gov.bd

17

Mostafa Ashique Ali

Executive Engineer (Jetty)

exen_jetty@ppa.gov.bd

18

Md. Abul Kalam Azad Molla

Executive Engineer (Harbour)

xen.harbour@ppa.gov.bd

19

Azizur Rahman

Assistant Director (Admin)

aziz.admin@ppa.gov.bd

20

Md. Rajibul Hasan

Assistant Director (Accounts)

ad.accounts@ppa.gov.bd

21

Md. Sohel Mir

Assistant Director (Security)

ad.security@ppa.gov.bd

22

Md. Sajidul Islam Sobuj

Assistant Secretary (Coordination)

asstt.secretary@ppa.gov.bd

23

Md. Asadulla Ashik

Assistant Engineer (Electrical)

ae.electrical@ppa.gov.bd

24

S M Imties Islam

Superintendent (Light and Mooring)

superintendent.lm@ppa.gov.bd

25

Md. Aminul Haque

Assistant Chief (Prog)

aminul.ac@ppa.gov.bd

01515201401

26

Anup Kumar Sarker

Medical Officer

medical.officer@ppa.gov.bd

27

Delwar Hosen

Personal Secretary

ps.chairman@ppa.gov.bd

28

Md. Rokibul Islam

Security Officer

rokib@ppa.gov.bd

 

Port Facilities and Infrastructure

Present Facilities of Port

As the port is under construction and lot of development works are going on to enrich the capacity and facilities of the port. However, some of the existing facilities are shown below:

Jetty

ONE jetty (80M) to be used as service Jetty for own use and Cargo handling usage in small scale.

Draught

Maximum allowable draught of ships at Jetty is 6 M only

Storage

One Transit shed of 1,00,000 Sq. Ft

Infrastructure

Office/Admin building, Officer’s BOQ, Staff Accommodation, Multi-purpose Complex, Generator, Sub-station and some other small buildings and Shades have been constructed.

Handling Equipment

  1. Mobile Harbour Crane with capacity 46 MT and 11 MT at 25 mtr. and 40 mtr. radius respectively.
  2. Mobile Hydraulic Crane- Capacity 30 MT
  3. Forklifts-2 (One 25 MT and One 5 MT Capacity)
  4. Terminal Tractor with flat type Trailer- Capacity 50 MT.


Port General Information

  • Established on the bank of Ratnabad Channel under Kalapara, Patuakhali.
  • Depth of the Seaport is 16 m (so far, the deepest)
  • The seaport is 2m above the Mean Sea Level
  • Capacity of the Container handling will be 5 times that of Chattogram Port
  • Located at the Central coastal zone of Bangladesh which is a Regional and International shipping friendly position
  • 57% of the total market share will be captured by Payra port against 42% of Chattogram Port.
  • Payra Port is well connected to the maximum districts by river route
  • Once the master plan is completed, it will be connected by Road, Rail and Air also.
  • Construction and development works are in progress.


Port various Data

Hydrographic Data

  • The least depth at the outer bar is 5.2 meters (approx.) from the chart datum (CD) i.e. Lowest Astronomical Tide (LAT).
  • The Least depth at the inner bar 5.0 meters from Lowest Astronomical Tide (LAT).)
  • Depth at Rabnabad Channel ranges from 11.0 meters to 25.00 meters and depth at Kajal-Tetulia river route from 4.2 meters to 17.5 meters. Max.
  • There is one bar at the mouth of the Rabnabad Channel called the Outer bar and the second the Inner bar at 2.5 km from the entrance of Tiakhali River.
  • The 72 nautical miles long Kajal-Tetulia river route is connected with high seas through Rabnabad Channel
  • This river route is presently suitable for plying with 4.0m meter draught from PPA Inner Anchorage to Dhaka and other destination. 

Salinity

Salinity at Rabnabad Channel varies from 0.1 gms/1000c.c at low water to 0.2gms/ 1000c.c at high water during monsoons and from 2.5gms/1000c.c at low water to 16.5gms/1000c.c at high water during dry season. Salinity at Kajal river varies from 0.15gms/1000c.c at low water to 3.3gms/1000c.c at high water during monsoon and from 10gms/1000cc at low water to 27 gms/1000cc at high water during dry season.

Width of Channel

The width of the navigational channel (5.0m. contour) varies from place to place. From fairway to the mouth of Rabnabad Channel there is no restriction of Navigational width. A minimum of 250 m Channel width is maintained in Kajal- Tetulia route.

Wind Velocity

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.

Tidal Ranges

The tides are important for navigations as determining the possibility of crossing the shallow area between Payra Fairway and the Meghna entrance at Hizla point and the Bars within Port Limit. The tides are semi-diurnal with prominent diurnal effect. The approx. Tidal Ranges at Rabnabad Channel and Amirganj (Meghna juncture) from Chart Datum (ISLWL – Indian Spring Low Water Level which is 1.673m below mean sea level) are as follows: At Rabnabad Channel: 0.8m.-3.5m. (above ISLWL) At Amirganj (Meghna juncture): 0.7m-2.8m. (above ISLWL).

Night Navigation

The entire channel is demarcated by let- buoys. There is no limitation for night navigation for entering/leaving harbour.

Waves

The waves are generally low shown distinct relation with the wind. Maximum wave heights over 2m were recorded only on a few days during the small parts of days. The wave periods vary between 3-4 seconds of waves of about 0.5m and about six seconds for waves of 2m. These are from an observation made by NEI (Netherlands Economic Institute) 1972–1977.

During the months May to October freshets are expected, Freshets are caused by the normal velocity of flow of ebb tide augmented by the flow of an additional volume of water that drains into the river from the catchment area. Freshets are expected when rainfall intensity reaches 200mm in 24 hours.

The density of water varies at each turn of the tide. Masters are advised to obtain the Circular from the local agents and follow the instructions closely.

Anchorage

A wide anchorage is established at the outer and inner Anchorage of PPA:

LONGITUDE/LATITUDE

  • Inner Anchorage:  Lat 21°56΄N Long 090°17.8΄E.
  • Outer Anchorage:  Lat 21°21.9΄N Long 090°06.06΄E


Port Performance

Before being fully operational the port has started its activities. Since Nov 2013 till Mar 2019 the port has managed following 32 ships:

Sl

Name of Vessel

Flag

DWT

L x B

Draught

D.O.A

Quantity

1

Banglar Mamata

Bangladesh [BD]

15,877

154.16m × 22.26m

6.95m

15-Nov-13


2

Fortune Bird

Hong Kong [HK]

55,640

189.99m × 32.26m

6.80m

1-Aug-16

20810MT

3

FS Beach

Vietnam [VN]

8,215

136.4m × 20.2m

7.00m

14-Aug-16

12502MT

4

Battang Hari 30

Indonesia [ID]

1,630

95m × 19m

5.00m

6-Sep-16

1 unit

5

Matsumae

Panama [PA]

9,998

124.56m × 21.2m

5.00m

27-Sep-16

106Pckg

6

Kulsamut

Thailand [TH]

12,665

140.5m × 20.8m

7.50m

7-Oct-16

8000 MT

7

Teng Hang

Hong Kong [HK]

35,023

179.88m × 28.4m

7.30m

17-Oct-16

26000 MT

8

Combi Dock 1

Antigua Barbuda

10,480

169.4m × 25.73m

6.20m

30-Oct-16

1 Unit

9

Zealand Rotterdam

Netherlands [NL]

57,157

190m × 32.26m

7.30m

30-Jan-17

21195 MT

10

Desert Unity

Marshall Is [MH]

54,043

189.99m × 32.26m

7.30m

2-Feb-17

14700 MT

11

Canary

Marshall Is [MH]

57,825

189.99m × 32.3m

6.60m

14-Mar-17

17500 MT

12

Safesea Neha II

Liberia [LR]

53,389

189.99m × 32.26m

7.40m

2-Oct-17

21300 MT

13

Wish Way

Panama [PA]

21,243

156m × 36m

7.00m

25-Nov-17

1 Unit

14

Dubai Ambassador

Panama [PA]

56,060

189.99m × 32.26m

5.80m

17-Dec-17

12000 MT

15

Zhen Hua 15

Hong Kong [HK]

46,671

233.3m × 42m

8.30m

4-Jan-18

6547.16 MT

16

KSL Lake Hill

Panama [PA]

3,375

81m × 13.6m

5.50m

17-Jan-18

3000 MT

17

Icarius

Marshall Is [MH]

55,921

189.99m × 32.26m

7.05m

10-Feb-18

20000 MT

18

Kyriakos

Panama [PA]

29,926

171.45m × 27.02m

6.95m

26-Feb-18

14800 MT

19

NK Khaleda

Togo [TG]

2,594

83.78m × 12.7m

5.40m

1-Mar-18

2400 MT

20

Yin Fu

China [CN]

48,909

190m × 32.26m

6.60m

13-Apr-18

20000 MT

21

Tan Binh 136

Vietnam [VN]

29,887

170.7m × 27m

7.20m

19-Apr-18

17000 MT

22

Knossos

Malta [MT]

56,763

189.99m × 32.26m

7.30m

12-Aug-18

22000 MT

23

Development Way

Panama [PA]

31,287

215.00mx34.04m

12.30m

16-Oct-18


24

Sabada

Moldova [MD]

6,507

102.79mx17.03m

7.15m

12-Nov-18

6000 MT

25

Equinox Agnandoussa

Cayman Island [KY]

58,680

197.00mx32.26m

12.90m

20-Nov-18

56810 MT

26

Maria

Marshall Is [MH]

57,070

189.99mx32.26m

12.10m

30-Nov-18

50000 MT

27

Tiger Hebei

Hong Kong [HK]

63,483

199.9m × 32.32m

13.50m

19-Dec-18

62,290 MT

28

Mimi Selmer

Marshall Is [MH]

55,711

189.99m × 32.3m

12.30m

23-Jan-19

51,922 MT

29

Xin Chen Hai Yang

China [CN]

24,242

153.46m × 38.6m

6.00m

31-Jan-19

4 Unit

30

Sabada

Moldova [MD]

6,507

102.79mx17.03m

6.93m

19-Feb-19

6000 MT

31

Sabada

Moldova [MD]

6,507

102.79mx17.03m

6.95m

17-Mar-19

6000 MT

32

Ocean Bao

Hong Kong [HK]

63,577

199.9m × 32.26m

12.80m

27-Mar-19

58,306 MT


Important News of the PPA


List of Future development Projects

Sl

Project Name

1

Developing Infrastructure Support Facilities (DISF)

2

PPA Master Plan

3

Payra Port First Terminal (PPFT)

4

Rabnabad Channel Capital and Maintenance Dredging of Payra Port

5

Coal/Bulk Terminal (CBT)

6

Multipurpose Terminal (MPT)

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