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03/07/2022
Laws of Bangladesh

The Chittagong Port Authority Ordinance, 1976

( Ordinance NO. LII OF 1976 )

Chapter III

POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE AUTHORITY

Authority to take charge of goods
12. (1) The Authority shall, immediately upon the landing of any goods on its quay, wharf or pier, take charge thereof and store such of the goods as may be liable to damage or deterioration by exposure in any shed or warehouse belonging to the Authority.
 
 
 
 
1[(2) Subject to the provisions of this Ordinance, the responsibility of the Authority for the loss, destruction or deterioration of goods of which it has taken charge shall be that of a bailee under section 151, 152, 161 and 164 of the Contract Act, 1872 (IX of 1872):
 
 
 
 
Provided that no responsibility under this section shall attach to the Authority after the expiry of ten days from the date of taking charge of goods by the Authority.]

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    Sub-section (2) was substituted by section 8 of the Chittagong Port Authority (Amendment) Act, 1995 (Act No. XIX of 1995)
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