Chennai
Future Plans
  • Master plan for Port Railway, Realigning Rail and Road network.
  • Dedicated Elevated Expressway from Chennai Port to Maduravoyal upto NH4 has been approved by the Government to enhance the hinterland connectivity.
  • Development of Ro-Ro Terminal and a Multi level car parking facility with a capacity of 5000 cars.
  • Chennai Mega Container Terminal with a continuous quay length of 2 km with 18-22m side along draft.
  • Capable of handling ultra large container ships carrying over 15000 TEU’s.
  • The break water extension from existing outer arm will be utilized to develop deep draft oil berth for handling VLCCs.
Geographical Location
Latitude 13° 06’ N
Longitude 80° 18’ E
Climate Tropical
Time +5 Hrs. 30 Minutes
Temperature 30° C Max. 18° C Min.
Annual Rainfall About 125 Cms.
Spring Tides 1.2 Metres
Water Area 420.00 acres (169.97 hectares)
Land Area 586.96 acres (237.54 hectares)

 

Navigation Channel - Entrance Channel
Soil Predominantly sandy and silt
Length of Channel About 7 kilometres
Depth of Inner Channel 18.6m at chart datum
Depth of Outer Channel 19.2m at chart datum
Swell Allowance 3.00 Metres
Width of Channel The width of channel gradually increases from 244m to 410m at the bent portion, then maintains a constant width of 305m

 

Total Length of Breakwater

Inner Harbour

Eastern Breakwater 1325 m
Northern Breakwater 575 m

 

 

Outer Harbour

Eastern Breakwater 590 m
Northern Breakwater 460 m
Outer Arm 1000 m
Upper Pitch Revetment 950 m

 

 

 

 

Port Entrances

Entrance in Bharathi Dock 350 m
Entrance in Dr. Ambedkar Dock 125 m

Storage Facilities

Transit Shed/over flow shed 7 Nos. - 30,693 sq.mts
Warehouse 5 Nos. - 30,138 sq.mts
Container Freight Station 3 Nos. - 40,644 sq.mts
Open space 3,84,611 sq.mts
Container parking Yard 2,50,600 sq.mts

 

Facilities at Port

Oil Terminals (BD1 & BD3)

  • First Oil berth at Bharathi Dock-I commissioned in 1972 can handle tankers up to 100,000 DWT
  • Second Oil Berth at  Bharathi Dock-III commissioned in 1986 can handle tankers up to 140,000 DWT
  • Maximum LOA of Tankers Berthed at BD - I & BD - III - 280.4m (920 ft).
  • Maximum LOA of Tankers Berthed at BD - I & BD - III - 280.4m (920 ft).
  • Minimum LOA of the ships berthed at BD - III - 149M. or 488 ft.
  • Capacity - 13 Million Tonnes Per Annum
  • Installed with 5 Marine Loading Arms at BD - I and 6 Marine Loading Arms at BD - III. Berths laid with 762 mm (30") dia pipelines for conveying Crude, 500 mm (20") dia pipeline for conveying White Oil Product and 350 mm (14") dia pipelines for conveying Furnace Oil.
  • Separate Pipelines for Crude, Furnace Oil, White Oil Products, Deballasting, Tower Monitor, Fire Hydrant and Fresh Water
  • Service Lines for LDO Bunker, Furnace Oil Bunker and Lubricant Oil Bunker
  • The facilities include pumping at the rate of 3000 Tonnes per hour for Crude oil and 1000 Tonnes per hour for Petroleum Products.
  • Provision of Oil reception facilities in accordance with MARPOL convention for receiving oily ballast, sludge and slop.
  • Both the jetties are equipped with fire monitors
  • There is a separate fire fighting pump house with diesel and electrically driven pumps to supply fire hydrant and tower monitors.

Iron ORE Terminal (BD2 )

  • Mechanised Ore handling Plant commissioned in 1977 at Bharathi Dock-II
  • Can handle Ore carriers of maximum size 1,45,000 DWT and LOA of 280.4 metres
  • Capacity - 8 Million Tonnes Per Annum
  • Loading rate - 6000 Tonnes per hour
  • Capable of receiving, stockpiling, reclaiming, weighing, sampling and ship loading
  • Ore handling facilities consists of two rotary wagon tipplers, ten lines of conveyors, two rail-mounted stackers, two rail-mounted bucket-wheel reclaimers and two rail-mounted shiploaders
  • Equipped with automatic belt weigher, sampling facilities, self-contained maintenance workshop and a service station
  • Separate receiving line and shipping line, which can also function as interconnected system
  • Availability of two control rooms for the automatic operation of various equipment and conveyors.
  • Well connected rail lines
  • Back-up of 33 KV receiving sub-station
  • Ore Stock Yard - Capacity - 6.4 Lakh tonnes
  • Rotary Wagon Tippler can handle 1200 MT/hr at the rate of 20 wagons per hour
  • Receiving Conveyors (4 Nos.) can handle 1500 MT/hr/stream of two conveyors.
  • Shipping Conveyors (6 Nos.) can handle 4000 MT/hr/stream of three conveyors
  • Rated capacity of Stackers - 1500 MT/hr each
  • Rated capacity of the Reclaimer - 3000 MT/hr each
  • Rated capacity of Shiploaders - 3000 MT/hr each

Container Terminal (CTB 1, CTB 2, CTB 3, CTB 4 ) CCTPL (Terminal - I) ---- Quay Length - 885m, Depth - 13.4m, Ground Slots - 3942, Yard Capacity - 19710, Reefer Plugs - 240, Quay Cranes - 7, RTG's - 24, ICD Trains - Daily.

Container Terminal - 2 (M/s Chennai International Terminal Pvt.Ltd)

Berths - SCB1, SCB2, SCB3  CITPL (Terminal - II) ---- Quay Length - 832m, Depth - 15.5m, Ground Slots - 5424, Yard Capacity - 27120, Reefer Plugs - 120, Quay Cranes - 3, RTG's - 10, ICD Trains - Daily.

General Cargo Terminal
WEST QUAY1 1 15 T
WEST QUAY2 1 15 T
CENTER BERTH 1 15 T
WEST QUAY 3 1 15 T
WEST QUAY 4 1 10 T
SOUTH QUAY 1 2 10 T-1No. 40 T-1 No
SOUTH QUAY 2 - -
SOUTH QUAY 3 - -
JAWAHAR DOCK 1 1 10 T
JAWAHAR DOCK 3 2 15 T
JAWAHAR DOCK 5 (PRIVATISED BERTH) BRS BRS
JAWAHAR DOCK 4 & 6 - -

 

Cargo Handling Equipment
SR. No EQUIPMENT NUMBERS CAPACITY
1 FLOATING CRANE 1 150 TONS
2 MOBILE CRANE 3 10 TONS.
3 LOW CAPACITY DIESEL FORK-LIFT TRUCK 10 3 TONS
4 HIGH CAPACITY DIESEL FORK-LIFT TRUCK 10

10 TONS - 3 Nos 

15 TONS - 5 Nos.

25 TONS - 2 Nos.

 
5 PAYLOADER 2 3 TONS
6 DIESEL ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE 14

700HP - 12 Nos.

1400HP - 2 Nos.

 

Coal Conveyor (JD IV and JD VI)
  • Semi mechanized closed conveyor system for coal handling comprises of two streams.
  • Commissioned on November 2009
  • Capacity - 15 million MT/annum
  • Handling rated capacity - 1500 MT/Hr/stream
  • Coal discharged into the Hoppers located at JD IV and JD VI is conveyed to coal plots through conveyors/Tripper cars - Equipped with Belt Weigher