A primary ship will dock on the model new Patenga Container Terminal tomorrow, even though the Chittagong Port Authority has but to land an operator for the power.
With the port, Bangladesh’s largest, already working at full capability and often topic to congestion, the brand new 450,000 teu terminal can’t come quickly sufficient. Building has run into delays of greater than two years. Given the shortage of a confirmed overseas operator, to start with the port authority has determined to prioritise geared ships to its new terminal whereas it holds pressing negotiations with international terminal operators to seek out somebody keen to tackle the lease. APM Terminals, Crimson Sea Gateway Terminal and DP World are tipped to be within the working to win the concession.
The port can at present accommodate ships with a most 9.5 m of draught and 190 m of size. The Patenga terminal will be capable of accommodate ships with 10.5 m of draught and 200 m of size.