Benapole port enjoys biggest ever goods’ congestion

With over 60,000 metric tones of imported goods at a total of 36 warehouses, five transshipment yards and two terminals, the Benapole land port, country’s biggest ever such port is facing biggest ever traffic and goods congestions due to BNP led 20 party alliance enforced ongoing transport blockade and general strikes, sources at the land port said.
Ruhul Amin, assistant director, traffic, and Benapole land port authority told that there are a total of 36 warehouses, five transshipment yards and two terminals for storing and loading unloading goods with a capacity of 42,000 metric tones of goods. ‘All are packed up with some 60,000 metric tones of imported goods for which the port authority was compelled to suspend import of goods at around 1:30 pm on Saturday,’ he added. ‘About 2,000 Indian trucks with imported goods remained stranded at the land port as the importers were not taking delivery of the goods fearing saboteurs’, he added. Mohsin Milon, joint secretary, export-importers association, Benapole both Benapole in Bangladesh and Petrapole in India were facing incredible goods congestions due to lack of delivery facilities of imported goods on the Bangladesh part for ongoing agitation programmes of 20 party alliances. Referring to port users at Petrapole, Mohsin Milon told that about 800 goods landed trucks remained stranded at Petrapole with imported goods including perishable ones. Mofizur Rahman Sazan, president, Benapole customs clearing and forwarding agents association told that about 350 imported goods laden trucks enter Benapole every day in an average while some 500 trucks left Benapole for different destinations. But delivery of imported goods fell sharply. Jessore Correspondent