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The Chittagong Port Authority Ordinance, 1976

( Ordinance NO. LII OF 1976 )

Chapter VII


Power of the Authority to make regulations
52. (1) The Authority, may, with the prior approval of the Government, make regulations for carrying out the purposes of this Ordinance.
(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing powers, such regulations may provide for-
(a) regulating, declaring and defining the docks, wharves, quays, stages, jetties and piers on and from which goods shall be landed from and shipped in vessels within the Port;
(b) safe and convenient use of such docks, wharves, quays, stages, jetties and piers and of landing places, railways, warehouses, sheds, and other works in and adjoining them;
(c) regulating the manner in which, and the conditions under which, the loading and discharging of vessels shall be carried out;
(d) regulating the reception and removal of goods within and from the premises of the Authority and for declaring the procedure to be followed in taking charge of goods which may have been damaged before landing or may be alleged to be so damaged;
(e) regulating the mode of payment of tolls, dues, rates and charges levied under this Ordinance;
(f) fishing and regulating the wages and allowances for pilotage to be received by pilots;
(g) for regulating the behaviour and conduct of pilots, whether maintained by the Authority or not;
(h) providing water for ships and for licensing and regulating water-boats within the Port;
(i) removal of works from the Port or the river and keeping clean the Port, the river, the foreshore and the works of the Authority and for preventing filth and rubbish being thrown therein or thereon;
(j) regulating conditions liabilities and responsibilities for the different types of goods received or shipped from or to vessels on docks, piers, sheds, open storages and moorings;
(k) guidance of persons employed by the Authority under this Ordinance and generally for carrying out the purpose of this Ordinance; and
(l) any other matter required under any provision of this Ordinance to be provided or prescribed by regulations.
(3) All regulations made under this section shall be published in the official Gazette and shall come into force on such publication.

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