The Chittagong Port Authority Ordinance, 1976

( Ordinance NO. LII OF 1976 )

এই অধ্যাদেশ চট্টগ্রাম বন্দর কর্তৃপক্ষ আইন, ২০২২ (২০২২ সনের ০৮ নং আইন) দ্বারা রহিত করা হইয়াছে।

An Ordinance to provide for the establishment of the Chittagong Port Authority.

WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the establishment of an Authority for the management, maintenance and development of Chittagong Port and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto;
NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the proclamations of the 20th August, 1975, and 8th November, 1975, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the President is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:-



1. Short title and commencement

2. Definitions

3. Declaration of limits of Port

4. Establishment of the Authority

5. Management

6. The Board

7. Meetings

8. Advisory Committee

9. Functions of the Authority

10. Powers of the Authority

11. Removal of vessels and equipment from docks, etc.

12. Authority to take charge of goods

13. Accommodation for Customs officers on docks, etc.

14. Dues at Customs docks, etc.

15. Registration of cargo-boat traffic

16. Right of the Authority to maintain pilots

17. Private docks, etc. prohibited

18. Power to permit erection of private docks, etc.

19A. Power of Authority to impose river due

19. Scales of tolls, etc.

20. Remission of tolls, etc.

21. Authority’s lien for tolls etc.

22. Ship owner’s lien for freight

23. Discharge of Ship owner’s lien for freight

24. Recovery of tolls, etc. by sale of goods

25. Removal of unclaimed and un cleared goods

26. Power to distrain vessels for non-payment of tolls, etc.

27. Port-clearance not to be granted till tolls, etc., paid

28. Alternative remedy by suit

29. Surplus of port dues to be paid to the Authority

30. Public landing and bathing places

31. Appointment of officers, etc.

32. Members, etc., to be public servants

33. Indemnity

34. Delegation of powers to Chairman, etc.

35. Authority Fund

36. Borrowing power

37. Budget

38. Audit and accounts

39. Cost of Port Police

40. Penalty

41. Penalty for evading tolls, etc.

41A. Penalty for pollution etc.

42. Compensation for damage to property

43. Cognizance of offences

44. Recovery of dues as arrears of land revenue

45. Power of entry

46. Compulsory acquisition of land for the Authority

47. Submission of yearly reports and returns

48. Indemnity to the Authority for acts of officers, etc.

49. Limitation of suits

50. Winding up

51. Power of Government to make rules

51A. Transfer of officers on deputation

52. Power of the Authority to make regulations

53. Repeal and savings