Crazy And Crowded Boat Terminal In Bangladesh

tommydeePublished: July 31, 2017Updated: August 3, 20173,675 views
Published: July 31, 2017Updated: August 3, 2017

Big ships and small boats fight for limited space at the Dhaka Ferry Terminal in Bangladesh. It looks so complicated yet so organized at the same time!

The Port of Dhaka is a major river port on the Buriganga River in Dhaka, the capital and largest city of Bangladesh. The port is located in the southern part of the city. It is Bangladesh's busiest port in terms of passenger traffic.

The port has services to most of the districts of Bangladesh. In 2013, a container terminal opened 20 km from the city to handle ocean-going ships. Along with Barisal, Chandpur and Narayanganj; the Dhaka port handled 53 million tonnes of cargo and 22 million passengers in 2013-14.

The Sadarghat ferry terminal is a traffic vortex of hell! Dhaka’s vintage boats and some of their modern-day mechanised cousins carry passengers, animals and freight say in and out, up and down the eddies of the Buriganga river, without as much as scratching one another.

The terminal can get quite crazy during monsoon season. The river shores look like straight lines in the dark and not even the 3000-watt searchlight can make a difference. Still, the people that frequents the Port of Dhaka know it like the palm of their hand and the daily use of the terminal has made them sort of experts in maneuvering the tight spaces between the ships and boats.

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