To ensure reliable export statistics, the National Board of Revenue (NBR) is going to set up online modules at 17 ICD in Chattogram. The NBR has said the implementation of this programme under the ASYCUDA software network will reduce fraud and money laundering. This will also save time and labour hours, as well as provide reliable export statistics.
Construction work of the Patenga Container Terminal (PCT) of Chittagong Port is in full swing. More than 75% of the project has been completed, with the rest to be complete by the end of the year, so that the PCT will be operational in early 2022.
Total import laden through Chittagong in August was 123969 TEUs and Export laden was 63392 TEUs. Compared to last month, import is up and export is down.
Vessel Berthing Condition: At present Chittagong Port is free from congestion. One of the cranes on the Eastway Jamuna vessel is out of service and not repairable. Vessel sailing date was 6th September 2021 in the early morning.
Off Dock Situation: Cargo volume and laden stock inside off docks is being increased. All liners have few empty stocks and forwarders are still struggling to get the containers from CMA-CGM, MSC and YML. One Line has reported a container shortage due to lack of import deliveries. Congestion inside the yard has caused a delay to the placement of empty containers.
Port Yard Updates / Terminal Updates: At present 37517 TEUs containers are laying in port whereas capacity is 49018 TEUs. The yard is occupied due to the huge import imbalance, as the importers release their containers slowly. The ratio of import discharge from vessel is 4607 TEUs and delivered 2075 TEUs from port.
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