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Chennai (INMAA)

India

General info

address
1 Rajaji Salai, Chennai - 600 001, Tamil Nadu, India
EMAIL
website
http://www.chennaiport.gov.in/
phone
91 44 25312000
fax
91 44 25361228
cororate office
1 Rajaji Salai, Chennai - 600 001, Tamil Nadu, India
ANNUAL CARGO TONNAGE
51.88 million tonnes
ANNUAL CONTAINER VOLUME
1,495,000 TEUs (2016)

Port of Chennai is the largest port in the Bay of Bengal, the 2nd largest port in India and the 3rd oldest port among all the major ports in India. It is an important contributor to the economic growth of Tamil Nadu.

Inland service data

Major towns near seaport

Madras, Chetpet, Madhavaram, Manali, Nerkunram, Tiruvottiyur, Alandur, Saint Thomas Mount, Kattivakkam, Naravarikuppam, Pallavaram, Avadi, Minjur, Ambattur, Ponneri, Tambaram, Tinnanur, Vandalur, Gummidipundi, Sriperumbudur

Carrier mapping

List of main shipping lines serving the port

APL, CMA CGM, K Line, Maersk, MOL, MSC, NYK

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Export requirements

Country Requirements & Restrictions

Hazardous Cargo acceptance Acceptance of Hazardous Cargo to ports : IMO Class 1 and 7 is not acceptable throughout India. Out Of Gauge Cargo and 45' Containers Out-of-Gauge Cargo is not accepted to or from any inland location in India. Containers which are more than 9'6" high are considered out of gauge (OOG) and cannot be moved by rail or road. 45' containers are not accepted for movement by rail or road.

Forms & Certificates

There are no unique Forms / Certificates required for this port.You can always reach out to us directly in case of any further queries.

Key Customs Facts

There are no unique customs formalities for this port. You can always reach out to us directly in case of any further queries.

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Import requirements

Country Requirements & Restrictions

Capital goods can be imported with a license under the Export Promotion Capital Goods plan (EPCG) at reduced rates of duty, subject to the fulfillment of a time-bound export obligation.

Forms & Certificates

All importers must accompany a copy of the L/C to ensure that payment for the import is made. Normally this document is counter-checked with the issuing bank so that outflow of foreign exchange is checked. If a Bill of Entry is filed without using the Electronic Data Interchange system, the following documents are also generally required: Signed invoice; Packing list; Bill of lading or delivery order/air waybill; GATT declaration form; Importer/CHA declaration; Import license wherever necessary; Letter of credit/bank draft; Insurance document; Industrial license, if required; Test report in case of chemicals; Adhoc exemption order; DEEC Book/DEPB in original, where applicable; Catalogue, technical write up, literature in case of machineries, spares or chemicals as may be applicable; Separately split up value of spares, components, and machinery; and, Certificate of Origin, if preferential rate of duty is claimed.

Key Customs Facts

There are no unique customs formalities for this port. You can always reach out to us directly in case of any further queries.

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