Karaikal Port

Karaikal Port is an all-weather deep water port developed in an area of 611 acres and commissioned in April 2009. Karaikal Port is located near the town of Karaikal in the union territory of Puducherry, India.

Since commencement of operations, the port has handled diverse cargo such as Coal, Iron-Ore, Limestone, Clinker, Sugar, Sand, Cement, Fertilizers, Project Cargo, Agro Commodities, Liquid Cargo and Containers.

Karaikal Port caters to the northern hinterland of Tamil Nadu with multimodal connectivity. It is the only port located centrally between Chennai and Tuticorin at a distance of 300 KM on either side. The port is capable of handling Dry Bulk, General Cargo (Break Bulk) and Liquid Cargo with overall cargo handling capacity of 21.5 MTPA.

Break-up of Cargo along with capacity permitted by MoEF&CC

Sl.

No.

Description

Cargo

Quantity in

Million Tons

 

1

 

Dry Bulk

Coal, Pet Coke, Fertilizers, Iron-Ore, Gypsum, Limestone, Slag, Clinker, Agro Products, Cement & Sand

 

 

        18.0

 

2

General Cargo

(Break Bulk)

Wood-Log, Steel, Containers, Wood pulp, Project Cargo, Bagged Cement, Bagged Sugar,

 

3

 Liquid Cargo

Edible Oil, Crude Oil, Bitumen

2.50

LNG

1.0

Total

21.50

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Bulk, Break Bulk and Liquid: Having deep draft berths and multipurpose terminals, Karaikal Port efficiently handles the largest bulk carriers in the world. The port has covered & open storage areas with enormous capacity. Excellent cargo evacuation and receiving infrastructure support for smooth cargo movement in and out of the port. Expertise in successfully handling bulk, break bulk and liquid cargo.

  • Dedicated berths with mechanized coal handling system for bulk coal cargo
  • Backup storage area for coal with stacker cum reclaimer facility
  • Wagon loading system for coal evacuation through rakes.
  • Experienced and dedicated team for efficient and cost effective cargo delivery
  • Dedicated berth for general cargo and agricultural commodities
  • Cargo evacuation using semi mechanized handling system.
  • Customised practices to meet customer’s requirements
  • Dedicated covered storage facilities for fertilizers
  • Capable to handle ODC cargo
  • Edible oil handling and storage facility.
  • Bitumen handling and storage facility.
  • Dedicated crude oil handling facility at berth-1 through direct pipeline delivery up to CPCL.
  • Berth-1 infrastructure meets safety standards requirements as per OISD-156 norms.
  • Highest priority for safety and reliability of oil related infrastructure facility.
  • Dedicated berths with mechanized coal handling system for bulk coal cargo
  • Backup storage area for coal with stacker cum reclaimer facility
  • Wagon loading system for coal evacuation through rakes.
  • Experienced and dedicated team for efficient and cost effective cargo delivery
  • Dedicated berth for general cargo and agricultural commodities
  • Cargo evacuation using semi mechanized handling system.
  • Customised practices to meet customer’s requirements
  • Dedicated covered storage facilities for fertilizers
  • Capable to handle ODC cargo
  • Edible oil handling and storage facility.
  • Bitumen handling and storage facility.
  • Dedicated crude oil handling facility at berth-1 through direct pipeline delivery up to CPCL.
  • Berth-1 infrastructure meets safety standards requirements as per OISD-156 norms.
  • Highest priority for safety and reliability of oil related infrastructure facility.

Infrastructure

Karaikal Port is a congestion-free port equipped with adequate infrastructure including mechanized coal handling system, cranes, conveyors, warehouse facilities, heavy earth moving equipment and railway infrastructures. Most of support services such as modern marine equipment, advance logistics solutions and IT infrastructure has elevated the port as the efficient port, unleashing the economic potential of central Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

  • Two breakwaters one on the north side and another on the south side.
  • Developed 05 Berths which are operational.
  • Maximum Permissible Draft – 13.5 m to handle large bulk carriers.
  • Two Liebherr make tyre mounted mobile harbour cranes.
  • Dedicated mechanized coal handling system of two ship unloader with the capacity of 2000 TPH each.
  • 5.7km length “Belt conveyor system” with the capacity of 4000 TPH.
  • Two Stacker cum Reclaimer with the capacity of stacking 4,000 TPH & Reclaiming 2,500 TPH.
  • 3 Bays of Truck Loading Station with the capacity of silo: 200 MT each
  • In-motion wagon loading system with the capacity of silo: 800 MT
  • 6,50,000 sq.m open storage plot developed for coal and general cargo.
  • 19000 m3 liquid storage capacity with four units of mild steel storage tanks.
  • 60,000 sq.m covered warehousing area for fertilizers, food grains, wood pulp, calcite cargo, clinker.
  • Developed three railway sidings for cargo evacuation through rake movement.
  • Truck loading system for byroad truck delivery movement.
  • Liquid cargo evacuation through dedicated filling bay station inside tank farm.
  • Port operations centre for movement of ships through marine control tower
  • 24x7 dedicated Fire & Safety team for emergency situations
  • 24x7 operational port medical centre for medical emergencies

Karaikal Port has deep drafts, all weather, day & night navigation berthing facilities. The berths at the port are capable of handling the largest bulk carrier in the World

 

Karaikal Port is an all-weather port with no loss of operational days and hence, makes it a port of choice for trade. Karaikal Port has superior marine support infrastructure and assets which includes a fleet of Tugs, Pilot launch and survey boat. These ensure uninterrupted and smooth operations 24x7 in all environments at the port.

 

  • 03 Tugs (01 Tug - 55 tons, 02 Tugs - 50 tons)
  • 01 Pilot Launch
  • 01 Patrolling cum Bathymetric Survey Boat

Road Connectivity

Karaikal Port is well connected by an extensive network of inter-connected National and State Highways. KPPL is connected by major roads to NH-67 at Nagapattinam linking Karaikal Port to central Tamil Nadu at Trichy. NH67 starting from Nagapattinam traverses Central Tamil Nadu in a near straight line connecting the major industrial areas such as Tiruchirappalli, Karur and Coimbatore as well as onward linkages to other industrial areas such as Salem, Erode and Mettur.

 

NH-45 which passes through Trichy connects Karaikal to northern hinterland right up till Chennai. Karaikal is also connected all the way to Chennai through NH-45A which passes through Cuddalore.

Rail Connectivity

KPPL lies on the Southern Railway network. The nearest rail head is at Nagore, approx. 3 km to the south. The rail link between Karaikal and Nagore extends to the port and connects to Nagapattinam on the south. The rail link connects Karaikal Port to the major manufacturing hubs of cement, steel, chemical, aluminium, textile etc. in Ariyalur, Trichy and Salem districts and upcoming industrial nodes around Mayiladuthurai, thus enabling heavy freight movement on the route. On the Northern side the nearest station is Karaikal and from Karaikal the northern connectivity to the other hinterland area is under construction by Indian Railways.

Air Connectivity

  • 305 KM from International Airport at Chennai.
  • 135 KM from domestic Airport at Tirchy.
  • Helipads available inside the port area.
  • Two breakwaters one on the north side and another on the south side.
  • Developed 05 Berths which are operational.
  • Maximum Permissible Draft – 13.5 m to handle large bulk carriers.
  • Two Liebherr make tyre mounted mobile harbour cranes.
  • Dedicated mechanized coal handling system of two ship unloader with the capacity of 2000 TPH each.
  • 5.7km length “Belt conveyor system” with the capacity of 4000 TPH.
  • Two Stacker cum Reclaimer with the capacity of stacking 4,000 TPH & Reclaiming 2,500 TPH.
  • 3 Bays of Truck Loading Station with the capacity of silo: 200 MT each
  • In-motion wagon loading system with the capacity of silo: 800 MT
  • 6,50,000 sq.m open storage plot developed for coal and general cargo.
  • 19000 m3 liquid storage capacity with four units of mild steel storage tanks.
  • 60,000 sq.m covered warehousing area for fertilizers, food grains, wood pulp, calcite cargo, clinker.
  • Developed three railway sidings for cargo evacuation through rake movement.
  • Truck loading system for byroad truck delivery movement.
  • Liquid cargo evacuation through dedicated filling bay station inside tank farm.
  • Port operations centre for movement of ships through marine control tower
  • 24x7 dedicated Fire & Safety team for emergency situations
  • 24x7 operational port medical centre for medical emergencies

Karaikal Port has deep drafts, all weather, day & night navigation berthing facilities. The berths at the port are capable of handling the largest bulk carrier in the World

 

Karaikal Port is an all-weather port with no loss of operational days and hence, makes it a port of choice for trade. Karaikal Port has superior marine support infrastructure and assets which includes a fleet of Tugs, Pilot launch and survey boat. These ensure uninterrupted and smooth operations 24x7 in all environments at the port.

 

  • 03 Tugs (01 Tug - 55 tons, 02 Tugs - 50 tons)
  • 01 Pilot Launch
  • 01 Patrolling cum Bathymetric Survey Boat

Road Connectivity

Karaikal Port is well connected by an extensive network of inter-connected National and State Highways. KPPL is connected by major roads to NH-67 at Nagapattinam linking Karaikal Port to central Tamil Nadu at Trichy. NH67 starting from Nagapattinam traverses Central Tamil Nadu in a near straight line connecting the major industrial areas such as Tiruchirappalli, Karur and Coimbatore as well as onward linkages to other industrial areas such as Salem, Erode and Mettur.

 

NH-45 which passes through Trichy connects Karaikal to northern hinterland right up till Chennai. Karaikal is also connected all the way to Chennai through NH-45A which passes through Cuddalore.

Rail Connectivity

KPPL lies on the Southern Railway network. The nearest rail head is at Nagore, approx. 3 km to the south. The rail link between Karaikal and Nagore extends to the port and connects to Nagapattinam on the south. The rail link connects Karaikal Port to the major manufacturing hubs of cement, steel, chemical, aluminium, textile etc. in Ariyalur, Trichy and Salem districts and upcoming industrial nodes around Mayiladuthurai, thus enabling heavy freight movement on the route. On the Northern side the nearest station is Karaikal and from Karaikal the northern connectivity to the other hinterland area is under construction by Indian Railways.

Air Connectivity

  • 305 KM from International Airport at Chennai.
  • 135 KM from domestic Airport at Tirchy.
  • Helipads available inside the port area.