V.O.Chidambaranar Port Authority has the proud record of adhering to international standards of infrastructure and operation. It was the first major port in India to implement the Quality Management System when the concept of ISO is new to port sector.Its efforts were rewarded in 1996 when accreditation to the then ISO 9002:1994 Standard. The Quality Management system practiced in the port assiduously since 1996 has helped in orientation of its procedures, processes and policies towards meeting the twin objectives of streamlining its functioning to achieve optimal customer satisfaction. The port was certified adhering to the revised standard in April 2003 and subsequently under ISO 9001:2008 in April 2009,

The port as part of its commitment to fulfill its obligations to the society on environmental management, implemented in environmental management system under ISO 14001:2004 standard from August 2005.

BS OHSAS 18001:2007 from April 2017.

Now the port was certified adhering to the revised standard "ISO 9001:2015" Quality Management System and ISO "14001:2015" Environmental Management System under Integrated Management System in August 2017.

Now the port was certified adhering to the revised standard "ISO 45001:2018" Ocupational Health & Safety Management Systems in February 2021.


Integrated Management System

Quality Management system (ISO 9001:2015)

Environmental Management System (ISO 14001:2015)

Ocupational Health & Safety Management Systems (ISO 45001:2018)


IMS Policy

We are committed to provide seaport facilities and related support services for seaborne transport facilities by -

  • Ensuring quality service to EXIM Trade, by adhering all legal requirements.

  • Protecting the environment including prevention of pollution.

  • Ensuring safety by preventing injury and ill health.

  • Continually improving the overall effectiveness of IMS through

Employee motivation and empowerment with social responsibility towards the progress of the Nation.

V.O.Chidambaranar Port  Authority, the first Indian major port to implement Integrated Management System, complying ISO certifications such as Quality Management System, Environment Management System and Occupational health and safety assessment series under one system.

ISPS code compliance

V.O.Chidambaranar Port Authority is committed to provide a safe and secure working environment to all its employees, Port users and ships and its personnel this will be achieved in establishing and maintaining the required security measures to prevent unlawful act against people, cargo and marine assets.