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Kamarajar Port Limited

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Kamarajar Port Limited

  • 12th major port of India and the only corporatized major port
  • One of the fastest growing sea ports in India
  • Situated on the east coast of India
  • Current capacity of 38 million metric tonnes per annum (MMTPA)
  • 30.45 MMT of cargo handled in FY18 and the port handled 34.5 MMT of cargo in FY19.

Kamarajar Port Limited (Erstwhile & Ennore Port Limited) is one of the 12 major ports of India and situated in the state of Tamil Nadu. Different from the other ports which are run as trusts, it is incorporated as a company. The company currently has a total cargo handling capacity of 38 MMTPA and is targeting to increase it to 96 MMTPA by 2020-21.

The port handled 30.45 MMT of cargo in FY18 and 34.50 MMT of cargo in FY19 . Its total income in FY18 reached Rs 638.29 crore (US$ 99.04 million). Kamarajar Port Limited earned a total income of Rs 329.58 crore (US$ 45.67 million) in HY1 FY19.

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2020-21 Capacity to reach 96 MMTPA
2018 Expansion plan for the port approved by the Government of India
2017-18 Handled 34.45 MMT of cargo
2014 Renamed as Kamarajar Port
2002 Full-fledged operations started
2001 Commercial operations started with Handymax geared vessels
1999 Incorporated as Ennore Port Limited


Updated: May, 2019

Total investment in Indian ports by 2020 is expected to reach US$ 43.03 billion.