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Tuticorin Port

Tuticorin Port

PSA SICAL Container Terminal at Tuticorin Port

ical and PSA International, the largest port operator entered into a joint venture in December 1999. The union between the two giants in their respective fields of expertise saw the birth of Tuticorin Container Terminal (TCT). Known for efficiency, reliability and swiftness, PSA Sical is a name to reckon with in Container ports and Terminals business.

Tuticorin Port is an all-weather Port not affected by seasonal changes or tidal constraints. It has established itself as the most preferred port, it is a significant gateway port of Tamil Nadu and is strategically located within 26 km from international shipping routes. The container terminal has a capacity of 450,000 TEUs with an operational period of 30 years.

Inland Connectivity

TCT is adequately supported with excellent road and rail framework that serves to connect it with all the ICDs (Inland Container Depot) of South India. The smooth four lane roads facilitate fast and unhindered passage of container trailers. In addition to this the terminal is well connected to Bangalore, Chennai and Kochi by means of a rail network. This has enabled the shipping lines and shippers doing business with TCT to benefit from the quality and value added services offered by it.

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Terminal Infrastructure
Container berth

Quay length


370 m

Area 10 h
Draft 11.9 m
Quay cranes 3
Capacity 4,50,000 TEUs

Supporting Infrastructure to the port

TCT has twelve container freight stations and a solo ICD unit. The terminal has in place modernistic container handling equipments and operating systems. Additional infrastructural support to the terminal comes by way of 30 MLOs, NVOCCs, 150 C&F agents and 25 transporters. This has enabled TCT to offer fast, reliable and custom made solutions to inland transportation.

For faster processing of business information TCT has deployed EDI systems. In tune with its environmental concerns a remote EIR (Environmental Impact Report) facility has been set up.

Building on relationships

TCT is built on a strong foundation of congenial relationships with the local port community and Customs. This has enabled consolidation and value addition to the solutions offered by TCT.

Future Plans

TCT has envisioned for itself deepening of the ports to handle larger ships. It also has plans of undertaking outer harbour development projects.


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