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Cochin Port is a major port on the Arabian sea - Indian Ocean sea-route and is one of the largest ports in India. The port lies on two islands in the Lake of Kochi namely the Willingdon Island and Vallarpadam, towards the Fort Kochi river-mouth opening onto the Arabian sea. The Vallarpadam International Container Trans-shipment Terminal (ICTT), a part of the Cochin Port, is the largest container trans-shipment facility in India.
The port is governed by the Cochin Port Trust, an establishment of the Government of India. The modern port was established in 1926.
The Cochin Port is one among a line of maritime-related facilities based in the port-city of Kochi, the others being, the Cochin Shipyard, the largest ship-building as well as maintenance facility in India, the SPM (Single Point Mooring facility) of the Kochi Refineries - an offshore crude carrier mooring facility, and the Kochi Marina.
During the 2007-2008 shipping season, the Port of Cochin handled a total 855 thousand tons of dry bulk cargoes including 246 thousand tons of coal.
Articles and Resources
- "Port of Cochin" World Port Source, accessed October 7, 2011.