COORDINATES

APPROACH / ENTRANCE CHANNEL

LENGTH: 16.5 KM, WIDTH: 260 Meters. DEPTH: 15.95 Meters and outer approach channel marked with eight sets of buoys numbered from 1 to 16.

ERNAKULAM CHANNEL:

LENGTH: 2800 metres, WIDTH: 300 – 500 metres, DEPTH: from 9.75 to 16 metres.

Berths Q5 to Q10, North and South Tanker Berths and Cochin Oil Terminal are situated in this channel.

MATTANCHERRY CHANNEL:

Basin for the International Container Transhipment Terminal (ICTT) lies just north of the shipping channel along the south face of Vallarpadam Island.

Basin for the LNG terminal of Petronet LNG Ltd. is located north of the approach channel between buoys 14 & 16 with the jetty along the south end of Puthuvpin Island.

TURNING BASIN

Not Applicable

BREAK WATERS

Not Applicable

ANCHORAGES

Not Applicable

GENERAL BERTH RESTRICTION

Not Applicable

PILOTAGE & NIGHT NAVIGATION

Pilotage is compulsory and is available on 24 Hrs subject to certain restrictions / priority. Night navigation is not available at Mattancherry channel during night. In case of delay in berthing or sailing of the vessel, pilot cancellation / change of time to be intimated to harbour Master at least two hours in advance of the scheduled pilot time failing with pilot cancellation charges will be applied. Night pilot cancellation is to be made prior to 1600 hrs.

Berth and pilot allocation for the day and the following day is made by online application by 1030 am on all working days.

NAVIGATION CHART

2004 & 2044

WATER DENSITY

Within the harbour the salinity varies from 1000 to 1025 depending on the season and state of tide, declared maximum draft however are basis salt-water density.

UNDER KEEL CLEARANCE

A Minimum under keel clearance of “10 % of the ship’s max draft” will be maintained at the all time of berthing. While alongside berth minimum clearance of 50 cm is maintained. Maximum acceptable draft is basis the Lowest Low Water for the month.Actual berthing draft may be higher basis tide. Minimum Entrance Channel Depth at Chart Datum for MMPT, South Basin and West Basin is declared monthly by the port.

DETAILS OF BUOYS

Not Applicable

INFRASTRUCTURE & COMMUNICATION

ROAD: NH - 49 & NH - 47

RAIL: Well connected with Indian Rail System

AIR: International Airport 40 KM away.

Port radio and Info service: VHF Channel 15 / 16, Telephone:- +91 484 2667105/2666468

Wharf Information Centre

Round the clock shipping control rooms are functioning in Marine Control, Ernakulam Wharf and Mattancherry Wharf. Users can contact these control rooms for any information regarding vessel movement and cargo operation. The contact numbers are:

(1) Ernakulam Wharf Control Room- 0484-2666207

(2) Mattancherry Wharf Control Room-0484-2666162

(3) Port Control Office – 0484 2667105

 

WEATHER CONDITIONS

Includes climate, temperature, monsoon, wind: From Mid-May to end August / Mid-September to Mid-November.

PORT REGULATIONS

ISPS COMPLIANCE: Yes. Security level is one (1)

PFSO & DY. PFSO DETAILS

PFSO PORT CONTACT
Capt. Joseph Alapatt +91 484 2666417 Ext 2582500
(Deputy Conservator +91 484 2666002 Ext 2582950
E-MAIL: dc@cochinport.gov.in  

TIDAL DATA

The maximum rate of the ebb stream at springs throughout the year is from 2 to 3 knots and at Neaps from 1/2 to 11/2 knots.

PORT WORKING HOURS

Cargo operation: Port working 24 hrs / 7 days with no holidays.

Shift Timings Recess hours Shift change timings
1st Shift Not Applicable Not Applicable 09:00 – 10:00 hours
2nd Shift Not Applicable Not Applicable  
3rd Shift Not Applicable Not Applicable 21:00 – 22:00 hours

PORT HEALTH OFFICE

Mundra port does not have any PHO, therefore have to arrange from Kandla.

MAIN CARGOES

Crude oil , Cement , Cbfs , Steel coil , Steel plates , Cashew in bags , Tea , Coal , Salt , Bauxite , Fertilizer , Urea , Mop , Dap , Ammonia , Containers , Lng , Sulphur , Rock phosphate , Sulphuric acid , cpp , Phosphoric acid , edible oil , Methanol , Ilmenite sand , Vegetable oils ,

REPATRIATION

Possible.

FRESH WATER

Available

STORE / PROVISIONS :

WORKSHOP

Available

BUNKERS

Available

GARBAGE DISPOSAL

Not Available

SLOP DISCHARGE

No Facility

CASH TO MASTER

Not Available

BERTHING POLICY/PRIORITY

GENERAL GROUP FOR IMPORT/EXPORT: No as such Priority. Only first come first serve policy and any mutual long contractual agreement with receivers then priority will be given to them.

GOVERNMENT PRIORITY: Govt. Cargo vessel will get priority

COASTAL PRIORITY: No as such Priority

PORT NORMS

CARGOS PERFORMANCE-DAY
Crude oil 108000 MT day
Cement 27000 MT day
Cbfs 27000 MT day
Steel coil 27000 MT day
Steel plates 27000 MT day
Cashew in bags 27000 MT day
Tea 27000 MT day
Coal 10000 MT day
Salt 8000 MT day
Bauxite 8000 MT day
Fertilizer 8000 MT day
Urea 8000 MT day
Mop 8000 MT day
Dap 80000 MT day
Ammonia 22000 MT day
Containers 9999 MT day
Lng 150500 MT day
Sulphur 6000 MT day
Rock phosphate 4000 MT day
Sulphuric acid 10800 MT day
cpp 21600 MT day
Phosphoric acid 8400 MT day
edible oil 4800 MT day
Methanol 3600 MT day
Ilmenite sand 7000 MT day
Vegetable oils 4800 MT day

BERTH INFORMATION & RESTRICTIONS

QUAY 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9:

General cargo berths where carbon black feed stock (liquid) is also discharged. Also accommodates cruise vessels. Q5-has Pipeline to Zuari Cement plant, Q6-has Pipeline to Penna cement).

QUAY 10:

Dedicated berth to accommodate vessels consigned to M/s. FACT to discharge sulphur, Rock Phosphate and Phosphoric Acid & Sulphuric Acid. Berthing priority is decided by FACT, priority given for Phosphoric acid ships.

SOUTH COAL BERTH:

The South Coal Berth is for only liquid ammonia and for berthing barges. Likely to be decommissioned soon and pipeline to be connected to Q1 berth for discharging liquid ammonia.

BOAT TRAIN PIER: Multipurpose berth for discharging Dry Bulk, Lakshadweep ferry and cargo ships, cruise vessels etc. Also for sunflower oil discharge into Parisons tanks and fuel oil into Parisons shore tanks for M/s HPCL. Cement discharging through pipeline for Ultratech Cement. No shore crane available here. Adjacent to BTP is the Cruise terminal Samudrika.

NORTH COAL BERTH: Only berth where pipeline bunkering by IOC is possible. Lakshadweep ferry and cargo ships & cruise ships. Idling vessels etc are accommodated at this berth. No shore crane available.

DRAFT:

Due to siltation drafts at Channel / Berth will be reduced which will be intimated from time to time by Harbour Master. Though continuous maintenance dredging is carried out, advance intimation is to be given to port to ensure sufficient draft as declared. During monsoon, the siltation will be high.

DRY CARGO BERTH PARAMETERS

Berth/Mooring
LOA Draft DWT Displacement Products Handled /Remarks
Maximum Meters In M/Ts  
SPM 370 22.50 300000 340000 Crude Oil
COT 250 12.50 115000 150000 Crude Oil/POL
NTB 213 9.14 30000 40000 POL
STB 170 9.14 20000 27000 POL (Presently decommissioned from 23.2.2018)
ERNAKULAM WHARF (Q5 - Q6) 250 10.00 20000 27000 Dry Cargo like Cement and liquid cargoes CBFS. Also cruise vessels are generally berth at this berth.
ERNAKULAM WHARF (Q7) 250 10.50 20000 27000 Dry Cargo - Steel Coils, Steel Plates, cruise. General cargo like Cashew Kernels, Spices, Coir Products, Frozen Goods, textile Products, Handicrafts, Coffee, Tea, classified cargoes etc are handled here.
ERNAKULAM WHARF (Q8 - Q9) 250 11.00 60000 80000 Dry Cargo, Cruise, heavy lift, salt, coal, bauxite, shredded scrap, ilmenite sand, Cashew Kernels, Spices, Coir Products, Frozen Goods, textile Products, Handicrafts, Coffee, Tea, fertilizers like mop/dap/urea etc are handled.
FERTILIZER BERTH Q 10 207 10.70 60000 80000 Fertilizers like rockphos and sulphur are received here.
SCB 170 9.14 15000 22000 Liquid Ammonia (SCB is being decommissioned)
NCB 170 9.14 35000 45000 Dry / Liquid Bulk for IOC BUNKERING / cruise / ferries
B.T.P. 200 9.14 35000 45000 Dry - Cement / Liquid Bulk for IOC/RUCHI etc are handled here, Cruise, Ferries etc.
MATTANCHERRY WHARF (Q1) 180 9.14 16000 21000 Dry Bulk, Cement, Cashew Kernels, Spices, Coir Products, Frozen Goods, textile Products, Handicrafts, Coffee, Tea
MATTANCHERRY WHARF (Q2-Q3) 180 9.14 16000 21000 Handled over to Indian Navy
MATTANCHERRY - Q4) 180 9.14 65000 80000 Liquid Bulk
ICTT VALARPPADAM V2 & V3 335 14.5 100000   Containers
LNG PUTHUVYPIN 320 12.5   150500 LNG

 

OTHER RESTRICTIONS

Not Applicable

OTHER FACILITIES

Not Available

CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENTS

ITEM TYPE / MAKE CAPACITY
Ship to Shore Cranes: 01 Nos. Harbour mobile crane 40 Mts SWL
Floating Cranes (Periyar built 1966) Self-propelled De-commissioned

YARD EQUIPMENTS:

ITEM TYPE / MAKE NOS
Fork-Lift Trucks 3 T Voltas 11
Fork-Lift Trucks 5 T Voltas 1

PORT CRAFTS:

NAME NO. NAME NO.
Dredgers 1 No Pilot launches 2 Nos.
Small Boats 13 Nos. Tugs 4 Nos.

CONTAINER TERMINAL EQUIPMENTS [IGTPL]

ITEM TYPE Capacity/Nos
Ship to Shore Cranes: Super post panama quay cranes 04 Nos
Lift capacity under spreader - 65 MT
Lift capacity under hook - 70 MT
Outreach 56 m -
Back Reach 15 m -
Spreader height above crane rail 40 m -
Rail Span 30 m -

YARD EQUIPMENTS:

ITEM MAKE NO.
Rubber Tyred Gantry Crane GPCC 15 Nos
Reach Stacker
Kalmar 2 Nos./40 tons
Indital 1 No./40 tons
Terminal Tractors Outsourced 26 Nos.
Terminal Trailers Outsourced 26 Nos.

IGTPL HAS A QUAY WALL OF 600 METRES LENGTH AND DRAFT OF 14.5 METRES. IT IS SPREAD OVER AN AREA OF 40 HECTARES OF LAND. IGTPL IS THE FIRST CONTAINER TRANSHIPMENT TERMINAL IN THE COUNTRY HAVING ESTABLISHED IN FEBRUARY 2011 AT THE COST OF RS 3200 CRORES. PRESENTLY SHE IS DOING ABOUT 55000 TEUS A MONTH. MAINLINE VESSELS OF CAPACITY 7350 TUES ARE CALLING AT COCHIN.

LOCATION : 09 DEG 58.54 MIN NORTH

76 DEG 15.09 MIN EASTER.

THE TERMINAL HAS FOUR SUPER POST PANAMAX CRANES AND HAS A DESIGNED CAPACITY TO HANDLE ONE MILLION TEUS. IGTPL HAS TWO RAIL TRACKS. ON AN AVERAGE ABOUT 50 SHIPS ARE CALLING IN A MONTH AT THIS TERMINAL.

MAIN CARGO HANDLING

Import: Rock Phosphate, Sulphur, Phosphoric Acid, Muriate of Potash, Di-Ammonium Phosphate, Paper, Raw Cashews, Machinery, Spares, chemicals, crude oil, petroleum products and steel products.

WAREHOUSE AND STORAGE

NAME Sq. meters NAME Sq. meters
Mattancherry wharf 36690 Eranakulam wharf 23032
Container Freight Station 10000    

LOAD / DISCHARGE FACILITY SPECIFICATION

Ernakulam Wharf Q5-Q6: Cement by pipeline for Zuari and Penna cements. By Pipeline disch rate is about 300 MT per hour x 2 lines for Zuari Cements and about 300 MT per hour x 2 lines for Penna Cements.

Ernakulam Wharf Q7: discharge rate for steel cargoes are steel coils : 500 mt per hook per shift x 2 gangs max each shift. Night shift normally only one gang. For Steel plates : discharge rate is about 200 mt per hook per shift x max 2 gangs in each shift. Normally for night shift only one gang. Only for 1st and 2nd shift two gangs will work and 3rd shift is with one gang normally.

Ernakulam Wharf Q8 & Q9: For salt discharge rate is about 6000 mt pwwd with 4 hks with per hook about 500 mt per shift. Ship gears to be used at all these berths since no suitable shore cranes. Grabs will be provided by receivers/stevedores since on fio terms. Illmenite sand is discharged by ship gear using stevedores grabs and discharge rate is about 4000 mt pwwd with max 2 hooks working in each shift. Fertilizers like UREA/DAP/MOP etc are handled at this berth and average discharge rate about 3500-4000 mt pwwd. Ship gear to be used and receivers stevedores will provide the grabs. Bauxite is handled at this berth by using ship gear for discharging at 600 mt per hook per shift with 4 hooks x 3 shifts. Grabs will be provided by the stevedores. Shredded scrap discharge rate is about 400 mt per hook per shift (4000 mt max per day). ship gear to be used with minimum 25 mt swl cranes, receivers will provide the grabs. Coal is discharged at this berth by using ship gear and receivers stevedore will provide the grabs. Average discharge rate is about 8000 mt pwwd.

 

Fertilizer Berth Q-10: Rockphos discharge rate is about 3000 mt pwwd discharge is by shore gantry with grab onto the hopper/conveyor at shore into their silo. Sulphur discharge rate is about 3000 mt pwwd and discharge is by shore gantry/grab into the hopper/conveyor at shore into their Silo. Phosphoric Acid and Sulphur acid are also received at this berth. Discharge of phosacid is by pipeline - two lines of 6 inches and discharge rate is about 650 to 700 mt per hour. For sulphuric acid also discharge is by two lines of 6 inches and discharge rate is about 600 mt per hour.

North Cargo Berth: Dry Cargoes

Boat Train Pier (BTP).: Cement a/c Ultra tech cements (has pipeline to BTP) discharge rate is about 300 mt per hour per line x 2 lines normally (pneumatic discharge).

Mattancherry Wharf Q-2 & 3: Delicated to Indian Navy.

Mattancherry Wharf Q4: liquid Bulk

ICTT Valarppadam V2 & V3: Dedicated berths containers.

LNG Puthuvypin: Dedicated berths Containers.

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