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Some 3,300 trucks, laden with export cargo, are waiting at the gates of the 19 off docks in Chittagong to unload goods, while some 9,300 TEU export-ready containers are awaiting vessel designation for shipment.
A seven-day suspension of trucks from highways was imposed in order to facilitate the movement of public buses and other vehicles for people leaving cities to celebrate Eid ul Azha.
The Bangladesh Inland Container Depot Association (BICDA) said they were forced to stop receiving cargo from July 6, after several thousand trucks arrived at the port.
The association said that, before shutting down factories for holidays, cargo owners sent all emergency and non-emergency shipments to the depots at once, creating congestion at the gates.
Read more in an article from The Loadstar.