Dwaipayan Barua | The Daily Star
  • Dwaipayan Barua

  • Tea auction for this year finally kicks off today

    The weekly bidding of the new tea auction year will finally take place in Chattogram today, two months later than its scheduled start on March 24, much to the relief of tea estates and small farmers, who are sitting on about 2 million kilograms of unsold tea.
  • Now private ICDs are being overwhelmed

    To get rid of acute container congestion, the best option for the Chattogram Port Authority (CPA) was to shift a bulk of them to the 19 privately owned inland container depots (ICDs) in the city and its outskirts.
  • Reefer container keeps piling up despite port authority’s best efforts

    Poor delivery of refrigerated containers, largely known as reefer containers, used to transport perishable goods continues to be a major hurdle for the Chattogram Port despite the recent improvements in the release of many other containers.
  • Apparel makers demand waiver on container detention charge

    Importers such as apparel-makers have called for a full waiver on the detention charges levied by the shipping lines for holding containers beyond the free time because of the coronavirus-induced shutdown.
  • Container handling plunges to six-year low in April

    The Chattogram port handled 86,783 twenty-foot equivalent units of containers in April, the lowest single month throughput in six years, as the coronavirus pandemic put a brake on global and domestic trade.