|Date: June 23, 2016
Subject: Chittagong Port Update
|Please be advised that severe weather conditions in the Indian Sub-Continent region, specifically Cyclone Roanu, forced a temporary halt to Chittagong port operations during the month of May.
An ensuing surge in vessel arrivals ahead of the Ramadan period additionally contributed to the congestion which has impacted Chittagong port for the past few weeks.
Many of the incoming vessels have been forced to wait for days in queue at outer anchorage resulting in equipment shortages on the export trade. Feeder schedules have been disrupted, causing missed mother vessel connections at Colombo, Singapore and other major transhipment points.
Delmar is working diligently with our core carriers and stakeholders to ensure any delays are mitigated as much as possible, however, some delays can be expected until equipment availability and feeder schedules return to normal.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting your local Delmar representative.