VOC Port, , situated near the landís
end will shortly augment its cargo
handling capacity by thirty million tons by deepening the Port, the approach
channel and widening the entrance channel besides strengthening six cargo
berths at a cost of nearly Rs three thousand crores.
this during his Republic day address, the Portís Deputy Chairman S Natarajan
said the port is poised to augment the infrastructure by dredging the dock basin
to facilitate a depth of 15.60 meters and the approach channel to a depth of
16.20 meters. The Portís entrance channel will be widened to 230 meters from
the existing 153 meters.
administration also plans to strengthen six cargo berths. All these projects is
expected to cost the Port a sum of Rs 2820 Crores and will help the port to add
capacity of nearly thirty million tones.
Republic Day has been celebrated by V.O.Chidambaranar Port Trust in a grand
manner at Portís School ground. Mr S. Natarajan, Deputy Chairman, unfurled the
National flag and took salute from CISF, Port Fire Service, Maritime Training
Institute Students, Port School NCC and Port School children.
his Republic Day message, Chairman Port Trust, recalled that the Parliamentary
form of Government, as provided by the Constitution of India, aims to have a
positive effect on the social and economic development of the Nation. He also
stated that year 2018 has been a year of challenges for the World Shipping
Industry and the Shipping Ministry led the Indian Shipping Industry on the
growth path by implementing various programs under ĎSagarmalaí which Envisages
ĎPort led Developmentí Model.
acknowledging the dedicated services, support and cooperation extended by the
employees, Officers, Trade Unions, and Stakeholders for the growth achieved by
V.O.Chidambaranar Port in the recent past, he sought the full fledged support
of Maritime community for fulfilling the Portís vision to become a pioneer in
providing quality and efficient cargo handling facility in South India.
Deputy Chairman also distributed meritorious awards to the officers and staff
of various Departments of Port, CISF, Maritime Training Institute Student and
School Children. The Portís School children performed the Cultural programme.