Merchant Ships anchoring at Mongla is increaseing
Merchant Ships anchoring and Cargo handling at the Mongla port is increaseing day by day. This increase is about 29%. In the July-October period this year It handled 38 lakh tonnes of goods, mostly raw materials and equipment of Rooppur nuclear power plant, metro rail project and Rampal coal power plant, coal, fertilizer, cement clinker and ceramic materials. Besides, 11 ships carrying different types of vehicles has achored here.
The Mongla Port Chairman Rear Admiral Muhammad Musa said “We are operating the port with a target of earning Tk349 crore in revenue this year. If the current performance continues, we will be able to achieve it. A new record will be achived in Ship arrival and cargo handling.” He estimated that ship anchoring will reach 1000-1200 in number at the end of the fiscal year.
During the pandemic-induced lockdowns and restrictions, the port remained open and received a record number of ships, 970 to be precise, in FY21, bagging TK340 crore in revenue. It was an all-time high in the history of the port.
Below Chart represent the data naalysis of Merchant Ships anchoring in Last 4 Years at the Mongla SeaPort.
The Padma Bridge construction has positively impacted investment in the southern area of the country around Mongla Port. Several cement factories and other industries have started operations in the area
Besides, the extended facilities of the port has a positive impoact for the improving performance.
A port official, wishing to be unnamed, said that the authorities were trying to improve the quality of services for notching up a position on the World Bank’s “Ease of Doing Business” index.
The port has already ensured necessary facilities, including capital dredging in the Pasur River and bringing in 42 containers and cargo handling machines.
In order to provide quality services, The port has already ensured necessary facilities, including capital dredging in the Pasur River and bringing in 42 containers and cargo handling machines.