CHATTOGRAM: Chattogram Port has secured 64th place moving three steps up on the list of the world’s 100 leading busiest container ports prepared by Lloyd’s List.
As per the survey of the Lloyd’s List – one of the world’s oldest shipping journals – Chattogram Port was placed 67th last year.
According to the information on the website, Chattogram Port handled 3214,548 twenty equivalent unit (TEU) containers in 2021 against the 2839,977 TEUs in 2020. The port achieved a growth of 13.2 percent in the container handling last year.
The port secured 58th position in 2020 while 64th in 2019, 70th in 2018, 71st in 2017, 76th in 2016 and 87th in 2015 and 86th in 2014.
When contacted, Chattogram Port Authority (CPA) Secretary Omar Faruk said the port has progressed following coordinated efforts by all stakeholders.
“Though the big ports of the world witnessed congestion in 2021, Chattogram port provided uninterrupted services,” he said.
The port will advance more in the coming days as the Patenga Container Terminal is going to be opened soon and the Bay Terminal will be constructed, added the secretary.
The pandemic-led recession followed by congestion and disruption in supply chain was behind the
It may be mentioned that Lloyd’s List started its journey as a weekly journal containing shipping and port related news back in 1734. It was being published as a daily later. Since 2013, Lloyd’s List is being published in online version.