Efficient fuel handling and management in port: Context Bangladesh
Razon Chandra Saha
(PhD Researcher, Center for Higher Studies and Research, Bangladesh University of Professionals. Mirpur Cantonment, Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh, Office Phone : +88028000483 Mobile : +8801712101630, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
In the last two decades, the supply and demand of fuel in Bangladesh increased enormously as because of her economic growth also energy and power requirements to help the industry and basic supplies to the citizens. Recent development of electric power industry, it is essential to arrange the necessary facilities at seaport and its further transportation to the consignee premises by applying Just-In-Time (JIT) approach inevitably. Driven in particular, innovation is required in the prime ports Chittagong and Mongla, what’s more, in newly established Payra port. In addition, regional demand especially from Nepal, Bhutan and Seven Sisters of India for importing fuel through Bangladeshi seaports or pertaining intermodal freight transportation of containerized fuel or tanktainer that cloaked up the derived demand of increasing port facilitates in Bangladesh. Another factor that will influence the importing and handling of fuel is the environmental compliance and stringent environmental regulations enacted by IMO, hereby, necessary steps to be taken by port authority or government accordingly. Emerging opportunities, in addition of traditional fuel management at port, coal, LPG and LNG are the new products for Bangladesh and its neighbors as growing demand of receiving in Bangladeshi ports in a big volume progressively. This paper aims to explore the role of port authorities in the process of developing port and intermodal infrastructure and others to mitigate the uprising demand of fuel handling in port protected area and quick transfer of fuel to the final destination.