Automation begins in Chittagong Port

Automation begins in Chittagong Port
Staff Correspondent, Ctg

Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) yesterday started using an automated container management system on two vessels at two jetties.

CPA Secretary Syed Farhad-uddin Ahmad said two vessels — MV Northern Harmony from Singapore and MV Courier from Colombo — berthed at the jetties under the Chittagong Container Terminal.

CTMS Project Director Khairul Mostafa said: “We received all information on these two containers from before, in a computerised way. So we could make plans to store them before the containers arrived.”

Booking for 50 percent of the export containers that the two vessels would carry has already been made in an automated manner, he said.

The CPA will also handle MV Ku Fu, which is scheduled to arrive from Malaysia at a jetty at the New Mooring Container Terminal today, under the automated system, he said.

However, the exports of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association will not come within the automation purview as the association has sought one more month to take preparations.


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