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Ctg port posts 13% annual growth in container handling

Bangladesh’s premier seaport in Chattogram handled record number of containers in 2021 and also posted over 13 per cent year-on-year growth in container handling.

The port handled 3,214,448 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) of export, import and empty containers in the just concluded year, up from 2,839,977 TEUs in 2020.

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The figure was prepared after including the number of containers loaded and unloaded at the main jetties of the port along with Pangaon Inland Container Terminal in Keraniganj and Kamalapur Inland Container Depot in Dhaka, said CPA Secretary Md Omar Faruk.

The number of containers handled by the port in a year crossed 3 million TEUs for the first time in 2019 when 3,088,187 TEUs of containers were handled, posting a 6.34 per cent year-on-year rise.

In 2020, the country’s foreign trade marked a sharp 8 per cent fall in annual container handling, when the port handled 2,839,977 TEUs.
Source: The Daily Star

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