Cochin Port in Ernakulam

Kerala's legendary Cochin Port is known for its close ties with a plethora of industries including the oil refinery, cashew and spices exports, marine and tourism. This harbour is now among the most prominent in the entire country, with over 1100 vessels docking here and handling about 13.5 million tons of cargo annually. A majority of the port facilities lie on Willington Island, and it also covers huge spaces at Vallarpadam and Puthuvypeen. It's commercial and trade viability is also on the upswing with the setting up of the International Container Terminal at the Vallarpadam Island. There is also a LNG Regasification Plant at Puthuvypeen in the pipeline, along with the Cruise Terminal facilities and Bunkering Terminal facilities already available at the port.

It is a popular stopover for yachts participating in the prestigiousVolvo Ocean Race, along with cruise liners and naval ships from across the planet. It has now launched a whole new e-Port facility and seen a majority of transactions move online, making it easier to access the facilities at this beautiful port. It has played a vital role in the development and emergence of Kochi as a fledgling metropolis.

  A bit of historyCochin Port Trust  



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