Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) and the Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) jointly built this inland terminal at a cost of Tk1.54bn. The terminal is expected to play a positive role in the country’s economic development by opening up a new horizon in the transportation of exported and imported goods through waterways. The project aims to help ease the pressure of cargo movement on the Dhaka-Chittagong railway and highway corridors. The terminal has a storage capacity of 3,500 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of containers and handle 116,000 TEU containers annually. The capacity will gradually be raised to 160,000TEU. Three vessels – Pangaon Express, Pangaon Success and Pangaon Vision – have already been procured from China at the cost of Tk500m to operate the terminal. Each vessel can carry 128 containers (20ft equivalent units or TEUs).

Chittagong-Dhaka River Route

The distance of the river route from Chittagong to Dhaka is approximately 157 nautical miles. The draft of the river is around 4.5 Meter except some area of  SWANDWIP but at high tide vessel ranging from 4-5 meter draft can move easily. Presently in this route Bulk cargo, petroleum & other cargo are transported through small vessels.


  • Length of the Jetty- 180 m (Two ships length of 70-75m can take berth at a time)
    Width of the Jetty-26 m
  • Total Yard Area (Within the boundary wall)-55,000 Sq. m.
  • Total area of van pool(Overflow yard)-9100 Sq.m.
  • Container holding Capacity of yard -2400 TEUS
  • Container Freight Station (CFS) area-5815 Sq.m.
  • Reefer Plug-in point-48nos.
  • Mobile harbor Crane – 1 nos.
  • Straddle Carrier – 2nos.
  • Forklift – 4nos.
  • Tractor trailer – 2nos.
  • Cargo Lifting Crane – 1 nos. of 10 ton capacity.
  • Cargo Lifting Crane – 1 nos. of 20 ton capacity (under process for shifting to PICT from Chittagong Port).

24 hours uninterrupted electricity and water supplied for the container handling activities. For that-

  • Two generators capacity of each 1250(KVA/1 MW) installed.
  • Another one generator capacity of 2.5 MW is under construction.
  • A pump house has been installed for water supply.

3 (Three) Vessel each of 120 TEUS capacity has been procured by Chittagong Port Authority which are:

  • Pangaon Success
  • Pangaon Express
  • Pangaon Vision

Road Communication

With sufficient width a 5 kilometer long road ...

Road Communication

With sufficient width a 5 kilometer long road has been constructed which is the connecting road from ICT, Pangaon to main road for onward transportation of container and cargo to & from various destination through Dhaka.


For payment of different charges ...


For payment of different charges A branch of ‘SONALI BANK LTD.’ has already been set up in the terminal building. The bank is already in operation.


ICT is a custom bonded area...


ICT is a custom bonded area. For completion of all custom activities related to import & export a custom work station has already been set up & working.