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D E S C R I P T I O N

The Port of Chittagong is the principal Port of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. It is situated on the right bank of the river Karnafuli at a distance of about 9 nautical miles from the shoreline of the Bay of Bengal. River Karnafuli rising in the Lushai Hill falls in the Bay of Bengal after taking a winding course of 120 nautical miles through the districts of Chittagong Hill Tracts and Chittagong.

UPPER LIMITS

Upper limits of the river water are formed by two straight lines, one drawn across the Karnafuli River in the North by joining two pillars located at:-
Lat : 22024’33″N Long : 91054’30E and Lat : 22024’56″N Long : 91054’11″E and the other by joining the two pillars located at:
Lat : 22025’07″N Long : 91053’18″E and Lat : 22025’07″N Long : 91053’10″E These limits include so much of the sea and of the River Karnafuli and the River Halda and the area that lie within 137.162 Metre, of high water Mark at ordinary spring tide and the docks, wharves, quays, stages, jetties, piers, warehouse, sheds, railway line and yards within the limits of the bounded area and such other area outside it as included in the Schedule iii of the Chittagong Port Act. The seaward approach to the Port of Chittagong may be considered to be northwards of the 10 fathom contour in latitude 22024′ North and longitude 9103″ East: The distance to the pilot ground from the south patches shoal being 46 nautical miles on the direct course. Panocean Limited can assist at Chittagong Port. 

SEAWARD LIMIT

With Patenga Beacon as center if an arc is drawn seaward with a radius of 5.5 nautical miles till it intercepts the coastline at positions:-
Lat 220 18’45” N. Long. 91046’30″E in the North and Lat 22008’13″N.Long 91050’00″E in the South, the area enclosed within the extremities if the arc will from the Seaward limit of the Port of Chittagong.

CLEARANCE OF CARGO FROM THE PORT

This port is connected with the hinterland by Bangladesh Railway, the inland Waterways through the Bay of Bengal and the Road network. Clearance of Dry cargo from the Port by the three modes of transport viz. Rail, Road and River, were approximately 4,93,578 M.T. 36,59,859 M.T. & 8,96,744 M.T. respectively during the period 1994-95.

 

ADMIRALTY CHART

The following Navigational Aids guide ships to approach the Port of Chittagong. REFERENCE 
a) Admiralty Chart No. 84″ Approaches to the “Karnafuli River” Bay of Bengal Folio.
b) Admiralty Chart No. 859″ “Elephant poin to Matla River” Bay of Bengal Folio.
c) Bay of Bengal Pilot.

 

 

     CPA’S JETTY BERTH


There are 15 Jetties of which 13 are provided with shore cranes and Railway tarcks, 11 are provided with Transit sheds. Vessels upto 185.91 M (LOA) may be berthed at a single cement concrete main Jetty. Backyard facilities are there for handling container/container cargo vessels.

Anchorage Grounds

The Port has the following recommended Anchorage Grounds:
ANCHORAGE “A” is formed by extending 2 (two) lines up to Port limit, one (first) having bearing 337045′ and the other (2nd) 310030″ from the point having lat 22012’30″N and long 91047’00″E.
ANCHORAGE “B” is formed in between 2nd and 3rd line having bearing 2340 extended up to Port limit from the previous point.
ANCHORAGE “C” is between 4th and 5th line having bearing 234) & 157) respectively, extended up to Port limit from a point of lat 22012’00″N long 91047’12″E.
The space between 3rd and 4th line is prohibited anchorage. “A” Anchorage is for vessels over 30ft. draft. “B” Anchorage is for vessels entering the Port within 24 hours. “C” Anchorage is for vessels lightening and other vessels not scheduled to enter the Port within 24 hours.

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SERVICE AND FACILITIES AT PORTS

Pilotage is compulsory for ocean-going vessels. The entrance to the river is constantly changing and no vessel should attempt to enter without a pilot. Pilot boards approximately 2 nautical miles seaward of the outer Bar Buoy.
In the moderate-heavy weather, a lee must be made for the Pilot Boat. The vessel receiving a Pilot is required to wait at the pilot ground near the entrance all clear of anchor taking into consideration the effect of tide and other conditions to facilitate boarding of the pilot in good time to be able to avail of the tide for entering and berthing etc. The propelling distance from the pilot ground to the main jetties is approximately 11 nautical miles and the distance has to be covered at a variable speed in different sections of the river. Inward ships must present themselves at a pilot ground at least 3 hours before the high water to enter on a particular day. This, of course, is subject to the availability of berth and having permissible draft and length etc.

The ship movements generally commence about 5 to 5 hours before the day’s high water and the tides have been termed Day or Night taking this factor into consideration.
During the spring tide/Freshet/Foul weather vessels under 7 knots will not be normally handled and such vessels will be classed grade 2 for operation purpose. Agents of such vessel are required to consult the Deputy conservator well in advance. Masters are advised to maneuver with great care while receiving and disembarking pilots. Vessels due for entering in the next 24 hours must anchor in Anchorage B. Keep R.T. Watch at least 3 hours before the pilot boarding time and also display her signal letters.
Incoming vessels normally enter with the flood time. The normal maneuver is to snub with the starboard anchor and proceed to berth/mooring after heaving up and finally go alongside using the port anchor.

PUBLIC SECTOR JETTIES

For bulk cargoes like Wheat, Cement Clinkers, Rock Phosphates and Urea Fertilizer etc. the following Jetties are available.
(A) FOR OCEAN GOING VESSELS
1)Cement Clinker Jetty for vessels up to 167.63M.
2) Grain Silo Main Jetty for vessels up to 185.91 M. LOA.
3) T.S.P Jetty for Vessels up to 175.25M.
4) DDJ/1 & DDJ/2 Two or more vessels having total LOA 302M and having draft not more than 7.00 M may be berthed.
5) Chittagong Urea Fertilizer Jetty for Vessels up to 176M. can be loaded up to a maximum draft of 8.50 M.
6) KAFCO-1 (UREA) & KAFCO-2 (AMMONIA) Vessels having a maximum length up to 185.91M and be loaded up to a maximum draft of 9.14 M. (To be commissioned soon).

FOR COASTERS AND INLAND VESSELS

Grain Silo Lighter Jetty for inland vessels and I.W.T. Vessels/crafts.
CHITTAGONG PORT LIGHTER JETTIES
(1) L.J. NO.1 – Permanent cement concrete Jetty with 122 M. Jetty face at Sadarghat for coasters and inland vessels up to 70M. length vessels with dry cargo.
(2) L.J. No.2 – with Pontoon and shore connection (at New Mooring) for coasters and inland vessels up to 76M. With dry cargo.
(3) L.J. No.3 – with Pontoon and shore connection (Jamuna) for inland tankers and vessels up to 76M. with POL in Bulk.
(4) L.J. No.4 – with Pontoon and shore connection (Meghna) for inland tankers and vessels up to 75M. with POL in Bulk.
(5) L.J. No.5 – with Pontoon and shore connection (ITT) for inland tankers and vessels up to 75M. with edible oil in Bulk.
(6) L.J. No.6-with cement concrete Jetty (PADMA) for inland tankers and vessels up to 70M. for bulk Pol.
(7) MOORING BERTHS
1) River Mooring No.3 for ships up to 182.87 M. LOA and 7.61M. Draft with dry cargo and edible oil for overside work.
2) River Mooring No.4-with Pontoon and shore connection for vessels up to 170.67M. LOA and 9.14M. draft with edible oil and POL in bulk.
3) River Mooring No.5-with Pontoon ans shore connection for vessels up to 185.91 M. LOA and 9.14M draft with POL.
4) River Mooring No.6-with Pontoon and Shore connection for vessels up to 185.91 M. LOA and 9.14 M. Draft with POL.
5) Dolphine Oil Jetty: For vessels up to 185.91 M.LOA and 9.14 M draft for discharging Crude Oil.
6) River Mooring No. 8 for vessels up to 185.91 M. LOA and 8.0M draft with dry bulk cargo for handling through lighters.
7) River Mooring No.9-for vessels up to 185.91 M. LOA and 6.OM draft for repair of vessels. laying off.

HANDLING EQUIPMENT

(A) Shore Crane
There is 32 portal level luffing Electric cranes of 3 tons capacity each with 2 radius of 19.81 and 25M.
(B) Other Handling Appliances
Description Capacity Number Fork Lift Truck 5 Ton 7 Nos (1 at LCD) Fork Lift Truck 3 Ton 43 Nos. Mobile Crane 30 Ton 2 Nos. Mobile Crane 20 Ton 3 Nos. Mobile Crane 10 Ton 5 Nos. Mobile Crane 6 Ton 11 Nos. Heavy Tractor 25 Ton 5 Nos. Light Tractor 6 Ton 18 Nos. Heavy Trailer 25 Ton 15 Nos. Light Trailer 6 Ton 37 Nos.
Other Appliances JCBC handling attachment 7 Nos. Drum handling attachment 9 Nos. Bale handling attachment 1 Nos. Fork extension 6 Nos.

LIGHTERAGE OF CARGO

The deep draft vessels can be lightered at the Outer Anchorage http://cpa.gov.bd/. This is to be restored to for vessels of deeper draft kutubdia. Depending on the Quanram involved in lighterage T-2 Type tankers and liberty vessels are arranged on a character by the concerned Agencies from abroad or from the Bangladesh Shipping Corporation. Except the Ocean going Tankers and Vessels of Bangladesh Shipping Corporation engaged in lighterage, local lighterage, fleet consist of tankers each of approximately 1,000 tons capacity and coaster each of the capacity of 300 to 1000 tons owned by the Public and Private Sectors are deployed. Besides this country craft, each of 20 to 80 tons capacity in the private sector and steel barges each of 300 to 500 tons capacity in the public and private sectors are available to carry out lighterages work. The cargo from such lighters intended to be discharged at the Chittagong port is handled at a vacant jetty or in between the two vessels alongside the jetties. Cargo discharged into lighters at Outer Anchorage may also be directly transported to inland river ports and Mongla Port the Second international Port f the country, with prior permission of the port and Customs Authorities..

SUPPLY OF WATER, BUNKER & PROVISION

Fresh water is available at all the Chittagong Port Authority Jetties. Water is also supplied by Propelled water Barges to vessels inside Port and at the Outer Anchorage. Due to rough sea and inclement weather, water supply at the outer anchorage is affected often during Mid April to Mid October. Oil bunkers can be supplied to the vessels at the Oil Moorings. In emergent cases, Oil companies may undertake supply of Bunkers by inland tankers. Coal Bunkers are available and supplies can be obtained by the Master/Local Agents through the Assistant Controller of Coal, Chittagong. Fresh meat, fish, vegetable, milk, egg, rice, wheat, bread abd butter etc, are available for supply.

NIGHT NAVIGATION

Night Navigation vessels upto 153.00M length with draft having 0.50M less than the days permissible draft will be allowed to take berth during Night (6 pm to 6 AM) at the Jetties from J/ltoj/13, MPB/1, MPB/2, DDJ/1, DDJ/2 and CUFLJ only.
Vessels with midship bridge upto 165.00 m & Vessels with AFT. Bridge upto 153.00 M Length having 0.30m (1.ft) Less than the day’s permissible draft will be allowed to sail out during Night from j/1 to j/13, MPB/1, MPB/2, CCJ, GSJ, TSP, DOJ. DDJ/1, DDJ/2, & CUFL only.
Vessels with bridge on the BOW & vessels having containers on deck obstructing clear view of forward, will not be handled during night. Vessel will not be allowed to take berth at or to sail out from jetty no.14,15,17, RM/3, RM/5, RM/6, RM/8 & RM/9 During night.

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MONGLA PORT

Restrictions on Length Overall

Generally, the permissible length of the vessel inside the Port limit as follows:
(1) Up to Outer Anchorage near Fairway Buoy – No Restrictions
(2) Up to Harbouria Anchorage – 200m
(3) Up to Mooring Buoys – 180m
(4) Up to Jetties – 170m
(5) During Night Pilotage – 145m

Hydrographical Information

The tides are important for navigation as determines the possibility of crossing the shallow outer bar at the entrance. The tides are semi-diurnal with prominent diurnal effect. The approx, tidal range is between 1.2, to 3.5, all over the channel.
Distance Information of Pussur Channel (Approx.)

Navigation Information

Basic Navigational information is:
 Vessels of 6.0m to 8.5m draught can take a berth in anchorage, mooring buoys, and jetties.
 Maximum LOA of vessels 200 metre.
 Tidal Range-between 1.2 and 3.5 metre
 Pilotage- compulsory
 Radio Communication – Port control, Harbour Control and Hiron Point Pilot Station maintains VHF Channel 16 and 12 for 24 hrs.
 Three tugs and one fire fighting tug available
 Night navigation is permissible for outward and inward movement of ships up to 140m. LOA and 6.0m Draught.

Mongla Port Channel Distance

Port Limit (North-South) 149.0 km 80 nm
PP Jetty -Fairway 131.0 km 71 nm
PP Jetty – Hiron Point 87.0 km 47 nm
PP Jetty – Akram Point 68.5 km 37 nm
Hiron Point – Fairway 44.0 km 24 nm
Hiron Point – Akram Point 18.5 km 10 nm
Akram Point – Fairway 62.5 km 34 nm
PP Jetty – Jhapjhapia River 18.0 km 10 nm
PP Jetty – Base Creek 13.0 km 07 nm
PP Jetty – Harbouria Khal 22.0 km 12 nm
Naval Jetty – Hiron Point 91.0 km 49 nm

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PAYRA PORT INFORMATIONS

PORT LIMIT

Payra Port will support transit trade handling as well as economic and social development of the south middle zone of the country. In the global scenario, the South and South-East Asian countries economy can be integrated, in which Payra Port could emerge as an effective partner to Chittagong and Mongla Ports. With a planned development of Payra Port, it can be turned in to an effective port in Bangladesh and a regional hub for trade and commerce. It is said that a port can change the fate of a nation. Payra SeaPort could be such a port for Bangladesh.

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Panocean Limited is the sister concern of Coast To Coast P&I Services Ltd. Panocean team is unable to assist any Principals or clients for any service, whatsoever, where Coast To Coast P&I Services Ltd. is involved and may cause any conflict of interest.  Regret for the inconvenince cuased due to our company policy. 

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