Know Your Port

Preferred Port - Why?

  • Strategically located very close to the East-West International Sea-Route.
  • Well connected by broad gauge rail & road with all Major Cities and all ICDs.
  • 2 Container terminals operated by M/s. PSA SICAL and M/s. DBGT with modern equipment and State of Art Technology.
  • Mechanized IX Berth with Conveyor and Harbour Mobile Crane facilities.
  • 14.2 m draught.
  • Round the clock operations.
  • Night Navigations.
  • Adequate covered and vast open storage area.
  • Open lands in the Port area suited for locating Port based industries.


V.O.Chidambaranar Port is located strategically close to the East-West International sea routes on the South Eastern coast of India at latitude 8o 45'N and longitude 78o 13'E. Located in the Gulf of Mannar, with Sri Lanka on the South East and the large land mass of India on the West, V.O.Chidambaranar Port is well sheltered from the fury of storms and cyclonic winds. The port is operational round the clock all through the year.

Meteorological Observatory

Meteorological Observatory receive forecast for Rainfall, Cyclone and Wind warnings from Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) Chennai.

Meteorological Observatory provides data on Pressure, Temperature, Humidity, Rainfall, Wind speed & Direction and Tide level.