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Nagapattinam Port :
Nagapattinam Port is an ancient port situated in Nagapattinam District. The port of Nagapattinam is located at the mouth of the river Kaduvayar in the Bay of Bengal. The hinterland for this port consists of Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, Pudukottai, Trichy, Salem, Namakkal, Erode, Dindigul, Madurai, Karur, Perambalur, Ariyalur Districts. Geographical Location: Port Limits Co ordinates and G.O:
CHART NUMBER FOR HARBOUR DATA : Indian Hydrographic chart No.BA 575 Indian Charts : 3007, 3033 ANCHORAGE POSITION: The anchorage position of Nagapattinam port is an open road stead. The vessel anchor according to her draught, with the Light House bearing between 281º and 285º 8 to 10 mts. depth available at the distance of 1.5 Mile from Light House.
Nagapattinam is an open roadstead port, vessels anchor according to her draft at mid-stream and cargoes transported through Lighters/Barges. Private self-propelled and dumb barges each to a carrying capacity of 200 – 300 M.Tons are available for cargo operation.
CARGO HANDLING: Landing and shipping agents engage their own stevedore labourers.
Provisions and stores (except Bonded) are available.
The local Municipal Health Officer grants free pratique in normal cases.
PORT WORKING HOURS:
Port works during day light hours i.e. 0600-1800 hours, and also permitted to work during night hours on special request in the permissible weather condition.
CARO HANDLING EQUIPMENT:
Stevedoring contractors permitted to engage their own/private cranes, Fork Lifts, etc., for handling of cargo according to their necessity. VHF COMMUNICATION: Watching Hours - 0900 – 1300 1400 – 1800 (On all working days)
Watching channel : 16
Light House under the control of Government of India situated in Lat. 10º 49’ 9” N, Long. 79º 51’1” E
I.S.P.S. COMPLIANCE: This port is complied with I.S.P.S. Code. Contact Details:- O/o Tamil Nadu Maritime Board
Port Officer Port Office, Nagapattinam - 611 001, Tamil Nadu, India. Phone : 04365 - 242255 / 242363