The Chennai Port has a tradition of more than 100 years connecting major ports of the world. It is the main hub in the subcontinent. With the continuous improvement in the facilities and the infrastructure, simple procedures, and efficient services at minimum cost combined with the user friendly approach will propel the growth of Chennai port further in the coming years.
Departments of Chennai Port Trust
There are many departments in Chennai port trust that share the work load related to the Chennai port. Vigilance department, General Administration, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Traffic, Stores, Marine, Finance, Medical, and Engineering departments are the departments available in Chennai Port Trust.
Chennai Port is one of the major ports that has its own Railway operations with railway lines to a length of 68 kms that handles about 32% of the total cargo volume. The port has 3 Docks and 23 berths and has handled up to 57.15 million tons of cargo in a year recently.
The Chennai Port Trust offers terminals for handling Oil, Iron Ore, Containers, and General Cargo handling. The Oil terminals have a capacity of 13 million tons per annum. Pipelines for crude oil, furnace oil, and white oil products, fire hydrant and fresh water are available separately. The Ore handling terminals have a capacity of 8 million tons per annum and are capable of loading 6000 tons per hour. The ore handling terminals are well connected with rail lines. The ore stock yard has a capacity of up to 600000 tons.
Equipments like floating crane, mobile crane, diesel fork-lift truck of low and high capacity, Payloader and diesel electric locomotives are available in the port.
The Chennai Ports website has a lot of information about the port. Users find the vessels that are in the berth and the vessels that are to be berthed, from their website.