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Tuticorin (INTUT), Tuticorin, India

Tuticorin

Tuticorin (INTUT), Tuticorin, India
ADDRESS
DBGT Pvt Ltd 8th Berth, VOC Port Trust Tuticorin 628 004
EMAIL
Text Link
tutport@sancharnet.in
FAX
0461 2352301
CORPORATE OFFICE
ANNUAL CARGO TONNAGE
28.642 million (2013-2014)
ANNUAL CONTAINER VOLUME
560,000 TEUs (2014-2015)

About the port

The Main Port covers 400 hectares of water with a 2400-meter- long, 183- meter wide channels. The port of Tuticorin is also known as the Pearl City. With a population of over 200 thousand people, the port of Tuticorin serves as the centre of maritime trade and pearl fishery for the country.

Handling

Tuticorin port handling over 1,492 vessels annually is the busiest port in India and is strategically located. The port is made out of 13 berths with the cargo terminal having a storage area of 55,300 square metres and an annual traffic capacity of 40.60 million tonnes.

History

The port of Tuticorin is one of the world’s oldest ports which began its activities as a coastal fishing village. In the year 1868, the port was declared as the minor anchorage port. From that day there have been various developments over the years and today the port continues to be the country’s major commercial point.

Importance

With favourable weather conditions throughout the year, this port serves as a leadingmaritime gateway in India and an ideal transit centre for intercontinental trade. The port is also recognised as a third international port in Tamil Nadu and its second all weather port.