Physical Infrastructure


Container Transhipment Terminal

Kerala has a coastline of 580 km and has 14 minor ports, 3 intermediate ports and 1 major port in Cochin. Kerala State being located in a strategic position close to the international shipping route, Government of Kerala (GoK) wishes to establish a container transhipment hub port in the state. It is anticipated that with the development of a Greenfield container transhipment hub port at Vizhinjam, a share of Indian container traffic presently being handled at foreign ports will be handled at Vizhinjam. This would save foreign exchange out flow to the country and increase global competitiveness of Indian export in addition to bringing in regional economic development and employment opportunities

Vizhinjam, projected as the ‘Port of the Future’ is located 20 km south of Thiruvananthapuram at 8021’N and 770 0’ E on the west coast of India and has a number of inherent strength as a port. The Port is merely a 10 NM diversion from international east-west shipping route and is also close to national/regional road and rail network. The port handling capacity is envisaged to be 4.1 million TEU/annum at the completion of the Project and would cater to 12000 TEU vessels

The Project would be implemented in Public Private Partnership format by a Special Purpose Company. IL&FS Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited has undertaken the project development activities for the project, right from conceptualisation to the identification of Private Sector Partner through a competitive bidding process

Projects in this Sector
  • Berth at Vizag Port, Andhra Pradesh
  • Container Transhipment Terminal
  • Cuddalore captive Port, Tamil Nadu
  • Dighi Port Project
  • Fujairah Tank Farm, UAE
  • Gangavaram Port
  • Nana Layja Integrated Maritime Complex, Gujarat
  • Pipavav Shipyard
  • Rewas Aware Port

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