The stockpile of the containers at the Chittagong port, the prime sea port of the country, is likely to decrease next week as the authority exempted the port store-rent for delivery of the imported goods within the government-announced vacation amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Sources said, in the last week, the sea port was close to facing the container congestion as the imported containers were not delivered on schedule. Following the crisis, the Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) has exempted the port store-rent for delivery of imported goods within the government vacation.
On April 5 last, Director (Transport) issued a notice mentioning that the importers can deliver their containers without the Store Rent within the government-announced vacation till April 14 next.
The CPA is ensuring the transport for carrying the containers during the vacation as a special measure. The concerned organisations and importers have started taking delivery of imported goods.
Sources said Chittagong port can preserve around 50,000 TEUs of Full Container Load (FCL) containers. There were a total of 44,768 TEUs of FCL containers in the yards of Chittagong port on Tuesday while it was around 46000 TEUS on April 5 last.
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