Message From Managing Director
I take the privilege to sincerely thank you for taking keen interest on Chittagong Dry Dock Limited (CDDL) by visiting our website. I am delighted to introduce CDDL, a versatile dockyard of Bangladesh with more than 40 years of experience in the business. It is one of the pioneer and leading maritime industries in Bangladesh with its corporate infrastructure, skilled manpower, financial power and high quality products in line with the international standards. The motto of CDDL is: Believe in quality, time and customer satisfaction.
CDDL is the only dry dock in Bangladesh, located on the bank of River Karnaphuli on 48 acres of land within the Chittagong Port area. The dry dock was designed and constructed in late sixties with the help of the then Yugoslav technical assistance and came in to commercial operation in July 1985. The existing dry dock can dock vessels up to 22,000 DWT. Besides, CDDL can perform a wide range of medium to heavy engineering works to support local industries including complete vessel renovation and conversions. On 23rd December 2015, CDDL was handed over to Bangladesh Navy (BN) and now being operated under the management of BN. CDDL has huge potential to be upgraded into a ship construction yard due to its strategic location, accessibility and availability of space within its premises.
CDDL has served Bangladesh in diverse maritime projects with great success. Over the years CDDL has successfully completed countless repairs and maintenance of commercial vessels of various sizes and types including warships of BN, ships of Bangladesh Shipping Corporation and Chittagong Port Authority. CDDL is now constructing container vessels for Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTC).
In terms of strategies for the future development we are focusing on product diversification that is to be the pioneer in building of large Warship by upgrading its capacity. In this aspect we are going for long term joint collaboration with international renowned shipbuilding company. Our business fields will have both naval and commercial shipbuilding as the core operation to strengthen our foundation, with the aim of expanding the same for International market. We want to grow together with our valued clients and partners.
I am sanguine that in future we will be able to contribute more to the society and the nation in human resource development and creating employment opportunities in Bangladesh. Our sources of power are the spirit of challenge, dedication and commitment and we are inspired by positive outlook.
CDDL will continue its activities by maximizing the client satisfaction without sacrificing quality. We would like to devote our full potential to meet the future challenges by integrating our talents, expertise and innovation. We have a strong desire and commitment to become world class Shipbuilding Company and a leading trademark in Bangladesh shipbuilding industry. I sincerely hope that you will continue to give us your kind support and suggestions so that we can achieve our ultimate goal.
Mohammad Nazmul Karim Kislu