The Port of Dhaka is a noteworthy stream port on the Buriganga River in Dhaka, the capital and biggest city of Bangladesh. The port is situated in the southern piece of the city. It is Bangladesh's busiest port as far as traveler activity. The port has administrations to the vast majority of the areas of Bangladesh. In 2013, a compartment terminal opened 20 km from the city to deal with maritime boats. Alongside Barisal, Chandpur and Narayanganj; the Dhaka port took care of 53 million tons of payload and 22 million travelers in 2013-14.
The Dhaka waterway port has a recorded presence since the Mughal Empire. The Mughal emissary's stronghold was worked by the port in the 17th century. Dhaka's key riverine area in Bengal made it a center for Eurasian brokers, including Armenians, the Portuguese, French, Dutch and British. The city's riverbanks were specked with manors, bazaars and warehouses. The clamoring old city was known as the Venice of the East. It was utilized for fares of cotton muslin, silk, jute, rice and different merchandise.
Amid British guideline, the riverfront facilitated the workplaces of the Magistrate and Collector; and turned into the focal point of the frontier city. Bengali privileged people manufactured ious royal residences on the riverfront, including Ahsan Manzil and Ruplal House. The British created ghats, for example, Wiseghat, Sadarghat and Northbrook Hall ghat. Paddle steamers were a typical sight. The Viceroy of India regularly gone by ship from Calcutta to Dhaka's riverside royal residences for balls and gatherings.