Chattogram Port, the country’s premium sea port, has advanced six steps in terms of annual throughput of containers in this year’s Lloyd’s List, world’s oldest journal on port and shipping.
Chattogram sea port has been ranked the 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, tallying up the annual container throughput figures of the world’s elite port facilities in 2018.
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.
Such growth helped the port in advancing six steps from its last year’s 70th position. Earlier, it was ranked 71st in the 2017 ranking, while 76th and 87th in the 2016 and 2015 editions of the Lloyd’s List report.
Increased foreign trade in recent years have been hailed by the port users for such growth in transport of containers through the port.
They underscored the need for infrastructural development as well as logistics supply for the port to cope with the increasing container transport.