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|