Chittagong, officially known as Chattogram, is a major coastal city and financial centre in southeastern Bangladesh. Its port is the principal maritime gateway to the country. The port is the busiest international seaport on the Bay of Bengal and the third busiest in South Asia.
Chittagong is an ancient seaport due to its natural harbor. It was noted as one of the largest Eastern ports. The harbor has been a gateway through southeastern Bengal in the Indian subcontinent for centuries. The modern port was organized in 1887 under the Port Commissioners Act in the British Indian Empire. The port began formal operations under a commissioner in 1888. The port was important for the petroleum industry that developed in Assam and Burma. The port benefited from the growth of heavy industry and logistics in the Chittagong Metropolitan Area in the years following independence.
Vessel operators serving Chittagong
Currently there are many carriers with service to Chittagong. With as many as three sailings a week, it is not an issue to find a suitable sailing for your shipments. Contact us today for your shipments from or to Chittagong.
Latest Development News
Bangladesh Government Gazette has issued official notification to change the name of Chittagong to Chattogram effective from 10 September 2018. All the relevant documents with reference to Chittagong are to be revised to Chattogram. The old name can still be used for a period of time with no worries, unless respective import Letter of Credits are specifically opened and stipulates for imports to Chattogram.
With an official agreement signed with India, it is expected that the volume of movement via Chattogram and Mongla ports in Bangladesh for goods to and from India will increase tremendously. It is said the move would strengthen trade and ties between the two neighbours. There are also plans for a hub or transshipment terminal for movement of shipment between the two countries. This move if successfully implemented, will help reduce logistic costs substantially.
AD&K Logistics have been assisting our customers for their shipments in and out of Bangladesh for some time. Do contact us for any shipment queries.