Patenga Container Terminal set to open in July: CPA

Chattogram Bureau :

Chattogram Port will be getting a new container terminal after 14 years as the construction of the Patenga Container Terminal (PCT) is almost complete.
If all goes according to plan, the PCT will be launched in July this year. Preparations are underway to launch the operations of the terminal.
The new terminal will be able to load and unload containers from three cargo vessels simultaneously. In addition, fuel can be unloaded from oil tankers at the Dolphin Jetty.
Rear Admiral M Shahjahan, Chairman of the Port Authority, on Friday noon told The New Nation that the PCT terminal is capable of handling around 5 lakh TEUs annually. At a cost of around Tk3,262 crore, the container terminal has been constructed on an area of 32 acres stretching from Chittagong Dry Dock Ltd to the Boat Club on the west bank of the Karnaphuli River.
Three 600-metre long jetties, along with a 220-metre long Dolphin Jetty, have been constructed under the project. With the launching of this terminal, the annual container capacity of Chittagong Port will increase by 4,500 TEUs. At present, the main seaport of the country handles around 32 lakh containers annually.