Chattogram Seaport has advanced six notches and placed on 64th position in terms of annual throughput of containers in this year’s Lloyd’s List, world’s oldest journal on port and shipping.
The ‘Lloyd’s List’ is very popular in maritime world and publishes every year on its website.The country’s premium sea port has been adjudged 64th busiest among the top 100 container ports across the world.
The latest 2019 edition of Lloyd’s List of One Hundred Ports has been published recently, toting up the annual container throughput figures of the world’s elite port facilities in 2018.
China’s Sanghai port and Singapore’s Singapore port are on the top of the list assuming first and second spot respectively.
According to Lloyd’s List report, Chattogram sea port handled a total of 2,903,996 TEUs (twenty equivalent units) of containers in 2018, up from 2,667,223 TEUs in the previous year (2017) posting 8.9 per cent annual growth in container handling.
Earlier, it was ranked 70th position in 2018, 71st in the 2017 ranking, while 76th and 87th in the 2016 and 2015 editions and was 95th in 2008 of the Lloyd’s List report.