Facilities

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Terminal Infrastructure

In 2007, PSA has won the concession agreement to build and operate a Container Terminal inside Chennai Port Trust. CITPL started operations in 2009 with 3 QCs and 10 RTGs and expanded to 7 QCs and 18 RTGs in 2012.

Quay Cranes 7 Nos. (All Twin lift, 50 TON and 60 TON capacity)
RTGs 18 Nos. ( 40 TON capacity)
Yard area 28 Hectares with additional 7 Hectares for future expansion
Yard capacity 1.25Million TEUS per Annum
Reefer Points 304 Nos.
Rail On dock rail siding; can handle 2 rakes of 90 TEUs simultaneously

Port Infrastructure

Chennai Port is the third oldest port among the 12 Major Ports in India and has completed 135 years of glorious service to India’s Maritime Trade.

The Port consists of 3 docks, 24 berths with berth drafts ranging from 12m to 16.5m, serving as a Trade Hub for containers, cars and project cargo in India East Coast.

The Port has 4 operational gates for different truck movements. At Gate 1, an “8” lane gate complex with RFID capability serves the container trucks. Within Chennai Port, there are 4 dedicated lanes for the container trucks to access CITPL.

Chennai Port has a scanning centre and CFS facilities for special cargo inspection purpose. As a major port, the CISF “Central Industrial Security force” are also deployed to safeguard the national and port interest.

CITPL Geographical and Navigational Features

Location Latitude 13° 06’ N – Longitude 80° 18’ E
Annual Rainfall / Tide About 125 CMS / 1.2 M
Quay length 832 M
Alongside Draft 15 M
Channel Length 7 Kilometers
Outer Channel Depth 19.2 M at chart datum
Inner Channel Depth 18.6 M at chart datum
Channel Width 244 to 410 M
Turning Basin 305 M

Rail Infrastructure

CITPL is the only Container Terminal in Chennai that has an on dock rail siding facility with 2 lines of 725 meters each capable of handling 2 rakes simultaneously. With regular Export and Import rakes, CITPL customers enjoy seamless connectivity to and from vessels.
Our terminal offers direct connection to Chennai Tondiapert ICD/CFS, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Delhi and other ICDs.