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Cuddalore Port :
Cuddalore Port is an open roadstead (anchorage) Port situated at the confluence of the rivers Uppanar and Paravanar in the East Coast of Tamil Nadu in the Bay of Bengal. Ships anchor at the open sea at the available depth, loading and unloading of cargo takes place by means of Lighters/Steel Barges. The anchorage has 8-10m depth available at the distance of 0.5 Nautical Mile. Tamil Nadu Maritime Board is in the process of developing the port further.
Lat 11° 42´ N
Long 79° 46´ E
180 Km South of Chennai
25 Km South of Pondicherry
Port Limits Co ordinates and G.O:
For General Cargo Ships:Bearing 265 ° to 295° from New Lighthouse. For Explosive/Dangerous/Hazardous Cargo Ships: Lat 11° 36´ 45´´ N Long 79° 45´ 30´´ E (Or) 101° (T) x 2.85 Miles from New Lighthouse
This Port is situated at the confluence of the Rivers Uppanar & Paravanar. The depth available at the Port Entrance is about 2.5 metres at low tide time. About 3-4 m depth is available alongside the wharf.
Road Link:East Coast Road/NH 45 A is just 1.0 Km away. Port is well served with RCC Road Connectivity.
Cuddalore Port Junction with Broad Gauge connectivity is just 1.5 Km away from the Port. Cuddalore Port Junction has connectivity from Chennai, Trichy, Thanjavur, Salem etc.,
Total length of 1132.4 m rehabilitated RCC jetty with fully equipped High Mast illumination is available. It is suitable for handling of General Cargo, Bulk cargo etc.
Open Stacking Area:
Open stacking area of 18 Acres is available on the northern side with Uppanar wharf and around 45 Acres on the southern side with Paravanar waterfront suitable for multipurpose cargo with well served road connectivity. Lighters/Barges.
There are many private owned Steel barges available locally at the capacity of 250 T/400 T so as to handle Liquid/Dry cargo. This Port has a track record of handling cargo @ 5000T/Day.
Godowns & Ware houses:3 R.C.C Sheds are available
Size : 61.75m x 13.00 m x 7.00 m
Plinth area : 803 Sq.m
Capacity : 1700 MT.
VHF Communication Facilities:Watching Hours : 0900-1300
On Channel 16 : 1400-1800 (on working Days)
On holidays and out of office hours, on request.
Navigational Aids:A Port lighthouse with flashing light white every 5 Seconds with a duration of one second is exhibited from a white tower on white round house at an elevation of 19 m.
Geographical Location:Lat 11° 41´ 80´´ N
Long 79° 46´ 36´´ E
Luminous Range : 15 miles
International Code of signals by means of Flag is exhibited.
Port Working Hours:
This Port being an anchorage Port, normal working hours are from 0600-1800 hours. But permission for night operation will be considered based upon the prevailing weather conditions. Nominal M.O.T. fees will be applicable for out of office working hours.
Fees & Dues:As per Scale of Rates approved by Tamil Nadu Maritime Board / Government.
Government Formalities:Customs, Immigration & Port Health Offices are available at Cuddalore itself.
Vessel Arrival Notice:
24 Hours Working Day arrival notice required. Copies of all statutory certificates should be submitted by the agents at the time of making entry. Anchorage position may be obtained from VHF station 24 hours prior to the vessels arrival. Master of the vessel should drop anchor on his own.
Agents, Stevedores & Ship Chandlers:Experienced Port & Customs registered agents, Stevedores and Ship Chandlers available locally. Launches, Ships provisions, Stores, Spares, Freshwater & Bunkers can be arranged by the above agents.
Contact :O/o Tamil Nadu Maritime Board :
Port Officer, Port Office,
Cuddalore - 607003 Tamil Nadu, India.
Off Phone : 04142 238025 / 26