Major Accident Curtails Chittagong Port’s Normal Operations

Normal operations at Chittagong Port have been curtailed since June 25th after a container vessel caused severe damage to 2 of 4 gantry cranes in use. The accident led to the collapse of the 2 cranes which has subsequently caused delays in berthing of vessels at the port. It has been reported that it may take up to 3 months or more to repair and/or replace the cranes.

Feeder vessel schedules have been impacted and connections with mother vessels at transshipment points have been compromised.

Under these circumstances shippers are being advised that our LCL CFS cut-off has been advanced by 2 days in order to have cargo loaded into containers ready for boarding onto feeder vessels as they arrive and depart the port, often times off schedule.

Delmar will continue to monitor the situation and handle ocean freight cargo movements as events allow, however due to continuing port congestion and off schedule feeder vessel sailings, some delays may occur.

For additional information please contact your local Delmar representative.

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