Transport strike hampers goods delivery activities at Ctg port
The delivery of imported goods from the Chittagong Port is being hampered badly since this morning due to the nationwide transport strike over the price hike of diesel and kerosene.
Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) Secretary Md Omar Faruq said many vehicles like trucks and covered vans that arrived to take deliveries could not enter the port due to obstacles from workers observing the strike, and it is hampering the delivery activity, reports our Chattogram staff correspondent.
"The loading and unloading of containers at the port jetties may slow down if the strike lingers," said the official.
"The delivery of imported goods which are at first unloaded from containers and then delivered from the port yards is getting hampered, as most of the vehicles that are supposed to take these goods are yet to turn up," said an on-duty operational officer at the port's security department.
"Only 204 such trucks and covered vans entered the port till noon while during a normal day hundreds of such vehicles enter," he said.
However, the loading and unloading of containers from the vessels anchored at the port jetties as well as the container transport between the port and most of the private inland container depots (ICDs) were going on as usual.