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Port of Chittagong moves up to 64th spot in world's top 100 box ports

BANGLADESH's Port of Chittagong has climbed six places in the rankings compiled by Lloyd's List annually of the world's top 100 container handling ports, to 64th position, up from 95th place in 2008

Port of Chittagong moves up to 64th spot in world's top 100 box ports

BANGLADESH's Port of Chittagong has climbed six places in the rankings compiled by Lloyd's List annually of the world's top 100 container handling ports, to 64th position, up from 95th place in 2008

12 August 2019 - 19:00

BANGLADESH's Port of Chittagong has climbed six places in the rankings compiled by Lloyd's List annually of the world's top 100 container handling ports, to 64th position, up from 95th place in 2008.

Chittagong (aka Chattogram) port saw its container throughput rise 8.9 per cent in 2018 compared to the previous year to a record 2,903,996 TEU, putting the port on track to break the three-million-TEU mark this year. In 2017, the port handled 2,667,223 TEU, reported Dhaka's Banglanews24.com.



Last year's volume growth was attributed to manufacturers shifting production lines away from northern China to Southeast Asian nations.



Chattogram Port Authority secretary Mohammad Omar Faruk said container handling at the port will gradually increase once the Patenga Container Terminal (PCT) and Bay-terminal, which are under construction, commence operations.



The Chinese port of Shanghai topped the list of world's largest ports, after handling 42,010,200 TEU in 2018, a year-on-year increase of 4.4 per cent. Singapore port continues to hold on to the number two spot. Other ports in China took third, fourth, fifth, seventh, eighth and ninth positions. South Korea's Busan port was ranked sixth and Dubai port is in 10th position in the list compiled by Lloyd's List.


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