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Cochin Port Trust

Willingdon Island
Kochi, Kerala
India

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LOCATION
Cochin, an all weather natural Harbour is located strategically close to the busiest international sea routes:

(1) Gulf to Singapore and Far East (Distance from Cochin Port -11 Nautical Miles)
(2) Suez to Singapore / Far East (Distance from Cochin Port -74 Nautical Miles)
Amongst all major Indian ports, Cochin is the closest to the International East West Shipping routes. This geo-strategic location of Cochin gives it a distinct advantage.

MODERATE CLIMATE
The Port is situated on the Willingdon Island which is an artificial Island tucked inside the Backwaters. The backwaters offer calm and placid channels for ships throughout the year, even during the Monsoon season.
Cochin lies beyond the cyclone zone and therefore the risk of cyclones is negligible

OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY
24 Hour Pilotage
24 hour Cargo Operations
Real-Time co-ordination of vessel movement through VTMS
Single Window Transaction
Moving towards Zero Pre-Berthing Detention Time.

SERVICE QUALITY
The operational areas of the port is certified to ISO 9001:2008 standards.
The port maintains high security arrangements and its security profile is ISPS compliant.
The port is maintaining a Tier I Oil spill disaster contingency plan. During the past three years, no oil spill has occurred in and around the port

CONNECTIVITY
Cochin port is connected to its hinterland enlarging to the state of Kerala ,South Tamilnadu and South Karnataka by National Highways NH 47(Kanyakumari-Salem), NH49 (Cochin-Madurai) and NH17(Cochin-Mumbai) .Indian Railway Network provides seamless connectivity to South and Central India.The National Waterway NW3 provides connectivity to the South Kerala.The port has an international airport in its proximity. The network of railways roads, waterways and airways has created good accessibility to the port.

Inland Container Depots (ICD) at Coimbatore and Bangalore connected by Regular Train Service

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