Welcome to Chittagong Port Authority

The Chittagong Port is the principal seaport of Bangladesh handling about 92% of import-export trade of the country. As such its importance in the national economy is paramount. Its objective focuses mainly on providing necessary services and facilities to the port users efficiently and effectively at competitive price. Chittagong port has been able to show a marked improvement in handling containers and optimising the utilisation of berths and yards making it easier for the country to become an economic gateway to South Asia, thanks to its computerised management system.

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Historical background

The history of Chittagong Port can be traced back to the 4th century BC. During the 9th-15th century AD, Chittagong was known as ‘SHETGANG’ to earlyEuropean mariners. In the 16th century, Portuguese sailors took great interest in the locality around Chittagong which was then popularly known as ‘PORTE GRANDE’. The port was established at its present location in 1887. By 1910, four jetties were constructed to handle 0.5 million tons of cargo annually. Since then the port has grown gradually to its present shape.

Economic Importance of Chittagong Port

Chittagong Port is the major seaport of Bangladesh. It provides a major gateway for the country’s trade with the outside world. During the year 2012-2013 Chittagong Port handled over 43.37 million metric tons of cargo including 1.47 million TEUs containerised cargo, which is around 92% of total maritime trade of Bangladesh. The GDP growth of Bangladesh economy is around 6-7% while the container traffic growth of Chittagong Port is about 14% which is double of GDP rate. Thus Chittagong Port’s contribution to the national economy is remarkable. To meet the challenges of globalization and liberalization of world trade and economy, Chittagong Port has undertaken many ambitious projects to enhance its capacity, imprve efficiency and quality of services and also to develop adequate facilities to turn itself into a world class regional port.

Revenue Income & Expenditure

2014-2015 (Provisional)
  • INCOME : BDT 1876.82 Crore

  • EXPENDITURE : BDT 860.95 Crore

  • SURPLUS : BDT 1015.87 Crore

2013-2014
  • INCOME : BDT 1634.32 Crore

  • EXPENDITURE : BDT 815.65 Crore

  • SURPLUS : BDT 818.67 Crore

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Today's Tide Table



idTide DateTide TimeDescriptionHeight
idTide DateTide TimeDescriptionHeight
321 31/05/2016 02:20
08:33
14:59
20:52
L.W
H.W
L.W
H.W
0.79
4.14
1.03
4.17


idTide DateTide TimeDescriptionHeight
idTide DateTide TimeDescriptionHeight
315 31/05/2016 01:50
08:08
14:32
20:29
L.W
H.W
L.W
H.W
1.03
4.48
1.19
4.53




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