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Tuticorin Port

  • Second all weather port in India
  • Fourth largest container terminal in India
  • Provides night navigation facilities
  • One of the 12 major Indian ports

The Tuticorin Port has been named as the VO Chidambaranar Port. It is strategically placed close to the East-West international sea routes on the southeastern coast of India. Located in the Gulf of Mannar, with Sri Lanka on the southeast and the Indian land mass on the west, this port is well sheltered from storms and cyclonic winds. The port is operational all through the year. It was declared as a major port in 1974 and is one of the 12 major ports in India.

The VO Chidambaranar port is accredited with ISO 9001: 2008 and 14001:2004 standards. It provides services to USA, China, Europe, Sri Lanka and Mediterranean countries.


VO Chidambaranar Port: Multipurpose All-Weather Port

2011 Launches passenger ferry service between Tuticorin and Colombo
2010 Signs sister port agreement with Gijon Port, Spain
2005 Receives approval for ISO 14001:2004 certification
2003 Introduces direct main line service to Europe
2001 Introduces direct main line service to the US
In FY20, major ports in India handled 704.82 million tonnes of cargo traffic, implying a CAGR of 2.74% during FY16-20.