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VOC Port handles commendable traffic

In terms of Containers, the Port has handled 4.97 Lakh TEUs in the current Financial year upto 31.01.2016, registering a growth of 10.61% over corresponding period last year (4.49 Lakh TEUs).

V.O. Chidambaranar Port has handled a commendable Traffic of 30.86 Million Tonnes in the current financial year upto 31.01.2016, registering a growth of 19.88% over corresponding period last year (25.74 Million Tonnes).

VOC Port Trust celebrates Hindi Day

V.O. Chidambaranar (VOC) Port Trust, an autonomous Body under Ministry of Shipping, Government  of India, celebrated Hindi Day in a grand and successful manner on 18.09.2015. Hindi Day marks the credit of Official Language usage in the Central Government offices, Public Sector Enterprises and other Government agencies, says a release on 20 Sep ’15.

Open House Meeting The 14th Open House Meeting was chaired by Shri S. Ananta Chandra Bose, Chairman, VOCPT on 28.01.2016 at 13.00 Hrs. in the Ports Community Hall . Officers and Staff of the Port, Contract staff of the Port, Officers and Jawans of Central Industrial Security Force and Teachers of Port Educational Agency Schools attended the meeting.
Open House Meeting are being conducted every month with effect from 05.12.2014 by selecting officials randomly from Port, CISF and Port School Teachers to tap the reservoir of ideas and Constructive thinking of all employees for the improvement of the working process, efficiency improvement, infrastructure development, impartation of technology, Safety improvement, reduction in wastage, cleanliness, improvement in productivity and profitability of the Port.


V.O.Chidambaranar Port, formerly Tuticorin Port, is one of the 12 major ports in India. It was declared to be a major port on 11 July 1974. It is second-largest port in Tamil Nadu and fourth-largest container terminal in India.After Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project V.O.C Port will be India's premier port and one of the major ports of Asia equal to Port of Singapore. V.O.Chidambaram Port is an artificial port. This is the third international port in Tamil Nadu and its second all-weather port. All V.O.Chidambaram Port's traffic handling has crossed 10 million tons from 1 April to 13 September 2008, registering a growth rate of 12.08 per cent, surpassing the corresponding previous year handling of 8.96 million tons.  It has services to USA, China, Europe, Sri Lanka and Mediterranean countries. The Station Commander, Coast Guard Station Tuticorin is located at Tuticorin Port,Tamil Nadu under the operational and administrative control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (East), Chennai.The Coast Guard Station Tuticorin Port was commissioned on 25 Apr 1991 by Vice Admiral SW Lakhar, NM, VSM the then Director General Coast Guard. The Station Commander is responsible for Coast Guard operations in this area of jurisdiction in Gulf of Mannar.] VOC Port Tuticorin is an ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and ISPS compliant Port.

Contact Details

VOC Port Trust
VOC Port Trust, Tuticorin 628004
Tel : 0461- 2352290
Fax : 0461 -2352301
Telegraphic Code : Porttrust
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