Port of Ashuganj
|Port of Ashuganj|
|Location||Ashuganj Upazila, Brahmanbaria District|
|Owned by||Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority|
|Type of harbor||River port|
Port of call
The Port of Ashuganj is a notable river port in eastern Bangladesh. It is one of the important industrial ports of the Bengal delta. It is located on the Meghna River. The port is a regional transshipment center in Eastern South Asia.
The port is located in an industrial area in the vicinity of the Ashuganj Power Station, a 1777 megawatt thermal power plant which is one of the largest in Bangladesh. The port is also the terminal for a large fertilizer and chemical plant; as well as smaller power plants. The port hosts several warehouses and shipyards. Its industrial units receive gas supplies from the nearby Titas Gas field.
Ashuganj port acts as a port of call for cargo shipments to the nearby Indian state of Tripura. Cargo unloaded in Ashuganj port is transported by road to the Akhaura-Agartala land border; and vice versa. The transshipment route allows access for several Indian states, including Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Lower Assam.
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