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Chennai Port

Introduction, Major Towns Near, Port Detail

Chennai Port is one of the principal seaports of India and is the largest in the Bay of Bengal. It is located on the Coromandel Coast in the state of Tamil Nadu. The major towns near Chennai Port are Ennore, Kattupalli, and Pulicat. Chennai Port is the second busiest cargo port in India after Mumbai Port. It is also one of the six government-owned essential ports in the country. The port handles a large cargo volume, including crude oil, petroleum products, coal, fertilizers, and other bulk and general cargo. The port has two separate cargo terminals – the South breakwater terminal and the North breakwater terminal. The South breakwater terminal handles crude oil and petroleum products, while the North breakwater terminal handles other bulk and general cargo. The Chennai Port Trust, which is the governing authority of the port, is responsible for its planning, development, and operation. The port strongly focuses on safety and security and has been accredited with the ISO 9001:2008 quality management certification.

Export /Import requirements

The port handles a variety of cargo, including containers, break bulk, and liquid bulk. Export/Import requirements are:

  1. All exports from Chennai Port must be declared to the Customs authorities.
  2. A shipping or export bill must be filed with the Customs authorities for all exports.
  3. Exporters must obtain an export license from the Directorate General of Foreign Trade for specific items.
  4. An exporter must have a valid Import Export Code issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade.
  5. The exporter must provide the Customs authorities with a commercial invoice, packing list, and other required documents.
  6. The exporter must ensure the shipment is properly packaged and labeled.
  7. The exporter must pay all applicable taxes and duties on the shipment.

Import:

  1. All imports into Chennai Port must be declared to the Customs authorities.
  2. An import license is required for particular items.
  3. An importer must have a valid Import Export Code issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade.
  4. The importer must provide the Customs authorities with a commercial invoice, packing list, and other required documents.
  5. The importer must ensure that the shipment is properly packaged and labeled.
  6. The importer must pay all applicable taxes and duties on the shipment.

1 - AddressRajaji Salai Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 001 India

2 - Port AuthorityChennai Port Trust

3 - Phone91 44 25362201

4 - Fax91 44 25361228

5 - Email[email protected]

6 - Coordinates13º 5' 60'' N, 80º 16' 59'' E

7 - Decimal13.1, 80.2833333

8 - UN/LOCODEINMAA

9 - Port TypeSeaport

10 - Port SizeLarge

11 - Websitewww.chennaiport.gov.in

12 - TerminalYes

Informations
Port Detail

Inland port

Entrance Restrictions

Mean tide1 foot

Tide

Overhead Limit

Swell

Water Depth

Channel51 - 55 feet 15.5 - 16 meters

Cargo Pier26 - 30 feet 7.1 - 9.1 meters

Mean Tide

Anchorage61 - 65 feet 18.6 - 19.8 meters

Oil Terminal51 - 55 feet 15.5 - 16 meters

Harbor Characteristics

Harbor SizeMedium

ShelterGood

Max Vessel SizeOver 500 feet in length

Harbor TypeCoastal Breakwater

Turning Area

Informations
Pilotage

Compulsory

Available

Advisable

Local Assist

Supplies

Provisions

Fuel Oil

Deck

Water

Diesel Oil

Engine

Lifts & Cranes

0-24 Ton Lifts

25-49 Ton Lifts

50-100 Ton Lifts

100+ Ton Lifts

Fixed Cranes

Mobile Cranes

Floating Cranes

Loading & Unloading

Wharves

Med Moor

Ice

Anchor

Beach

Tugs

Assist

Salvage

Quarantine

Pratique

Deratt Cert

Port Services

Longshore

Electrical Repair

Steam

Electrical

Navigation Eq

Repairs, Drydock & Other Services

Ship Repairs

Marine Railroad

Drydock Size

Garbage Disposal

Dirty Ballast

Communications

Telephone

Radio

Air

Telegraph

Radio Tel

Rail

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Ocean

Economical, Efficient and
Environmental-friendly
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Air

Speedy, cost-effective
and Highly reliable
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Land

Door to door, low risk and
flexible
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Customs

Expert brokerage
assistance
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