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Chittagong port moves 27 notches up in container-handling

| Updated: December 20, 2017 21:10:18

Chittagong port moves 27 notches up in container-handling

The country’s main seaport has set a record by advancing 27 notches in container-handling over the period of last eight years.

A handout on Monday said Chittagong port was ranked 71st in 2016 among top 100 ports across the world, according to the recently-released Lloyds List survey report.

The rank of the port, however, was 98 in the year 2008, said a handout.

BSS said the Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) will observe the achievement on Tuesday through a function at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the capital.

Finance Minister AMA Muhith will remain present at the function as the chief guest while Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed will attend as the special guest.

Editor of the Lloyds List Liton Nightingle will hand over a certificate of the recognition to the CPA during the function.

The listed 100 ports handled about 555.6 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) containers in 2016, which was 2.20 per cent higher compared to the same in 2015.

China and India stood first and second respectively. Twenty ports from China, three from India and Karachi port of Pakistan took position in the list.

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