Port of Chennai

Port of Chennai

Established in 1639, Chennai Port is the third oldest of India’s twelve largest ports. An emerging hub port for containers, cars and project cargo on the Eastern Coast of India, the port now has three docks, 24 berths and drafts ranging from 8.5 meters to 16.5 meters. Formerly known as Madras Port, Chennai is the second-largest container port in India, following Nhava Sheva, and the largest port in the Bay of Bengal.

22 Apr 2019
After months of heated debate, lawmakers in India are moving forward with new port tariff regulations designed to roll back competitive advantages afforded to newer terminal operators within the current framework.
16 Apr 2019
Average vessel turn times at the country’s state-owned ports dropped more than 7 percent in the fiscal year, which ended March 31, 2019.
04 Apr 2019
India's cabotage reform-led direct shipping gains accelerate.
19 Feb 2019
After initially struggling to attract liner customers due to high tariffs, the Adani Ennore Container Terminal (AECT) reported record volumes in each of the last three months, but that growth will be difficult to sustain with so much local competition.
08 Feb 2019
A new 4,800-acre complex at Machilipatnam will enter an already overcrowded port market on the southeast coast of India.
Krishnapatnam Port.
18 Dec 2018
Despite the lower growth, India's logistics reform measures have increased competition across transport modes — something cargo owners and logistics providers welcome.
Transshipment.
06 Nov 2018
New port data collected indicate Chennai is slowly establishing a footprint in transshipment handling.
Maersk Leonidio at Ennore Port.
24 Oct 2018
The carrier, which handles roughly 20 percent of India’s container trade, has ended its operations at Chennai, citing congestion and related productivity issues, and has, instead, added Ennore — just 15 miles away — to its weekly Chennai Express Service (CHX).
Maersk Leonidio.
22 Oct 2018
The port of call change on the Chennai Express Service (CHX) — prompted by Chennai’s chronic congestion — took effect with the Maersk Leonidio docking at the Adani Ennore Container Terminal (AECT) on Saturday.
Chennai Port rail.
17 Oct 2018
The revamped/upgraded rail link, which had its first train depart from Chennai on Monday with 80 TEU, is intended to speed freight handled via the government’s two flagship supply chain reforms — direct port delivery for imports and direct port entry for factory-stuffed exports.
Chennai Port.
12 Oct 2018
Other performance metrics at Chennai also improved, on a year-over-year basis.
Krishnapatnam port.
07 Sep 2018
Further, the latest data suggest that the intensifying fight between Krishnapatnam and Kattupalli for market share will further cut into volume moving through Chennai port's terminals.
Visakhapatnam Port, India.
09 Aug 2018
Transshipment traffic is the cargo that is transported between an Indian port and an international “hub” port, when direct mainline connections are not available.
19 Jul 2018
While higher pay should improve labor relations, a host of other worker concerns remain unresolved.
Chennai Port DP World terminal.
13 Jul 2018
In a trade advisory, the port trust announced substantial tariff reductions for domestic and foreign ocean carriers handling export-import containers for transshipment.
Adani Port terminal at Ennore Port.
04 May 2018
Adani’s new terminal at Ennore has underperformed — despite the fact that it has one distinct transport service advantage in India's shipping industry.
Trucks parked in Chennai.
20 Mar 2018
The Chennai Trailer Owners Association had issued a strike notice to press for transportation rate increases, a 15-day payment settlement system, and more effective measures to streamline traffic.
Containers stacked at a port.
14 Mar 2018
An analysis of port statistics collected by JOC.com shows Chennai represented 36 percent of the market in February, a gain of 2 percent from the prior month.
Containers at a port.
13 Feb 2018
Chennai’s efforts to regain lost ground in container handling have lately been complicated by its deteriorating quayside and landside productivity rates.
Private ports shrink Chennai’s market share
22 Jan 2018
Chennai has been unable to increase its market share, despite new industrial activity in South Asia.
18 Jan 2018
Two joint, weekly intra-Asia routes — connecting major ports on India's east and west coasts — are scheduled to start from Shanghai, China, at the end of this month.
15 Jan 2018
The combined overall, average dwell time at major ports, which together represent roughly 70 percent of Indian containerized cargo, edged up.
13 Dec 2017
Chennai's turn times, average gross crane rates, and average output per ship berth day declined substantially in November, according to JOC.com data.
21 Nov 2017
Authorities are working toward a “hub-and-spoke system” for domestic cargo distribution through private participation.