Port of Chennai

Port of Chennai

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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.

29 Jun 2020
Indian Customs authorities have not issued any official information on the additional checks, but customs brokers and forwarders say Customs officials have been given “internal” government instructions to manually inspect all Chinese cargo.
06 Jun 2017
The country’s 12 major ports together handled 1.5 million TEU during April and May.
31 May 2017
The biggest beneficiary has been Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
15 May 2017
Indian authorities and labor federations are inching toward an agreement that would avert threatened work stoppages.
09 May 2017
Container volumes at major ports surged in the first month of fiscal year 2017 to 2018.
25 Apr 2017
A consortium of seven labor federations had earlier served notice of a nationwide strike from April 19, but later agreed to defer the action until May 12.
17 Apr 2017
If negotiations fail, it would be the second nationwide stoppage at major ports in two years.
11 Apr 2017
Unions are protesting a reform of major port trusts through new legislation dubbed the Major Ports Authority Bill 2016.
05 Apr 2017
Converting cargo from road to rail, aimed at easing chronic congestion at Chennai Port, continues to be a struggle.
04 Apr 2017
Traffic at major ports, which account for 70 percent of India’s container trade, increased 3 percent year-over-year.
24 Mar 2017
India’s major ports face a fresh threat of labor stoppages.
07 Feb 2017
Strong growth at smaller ports helped offset weakness at India's top container gateway.
24 Jan 2017
Chennai Port has benefited from aggressive efforts to increase productivity, but it faces serious competition.
19 Jan 2017
Chennai Port Trust is seeking approval to build a dry port so it can ease chronic truck congestion and remain competitive.
10 Jan 2017
Chennai Port hopes to kickstart a 2017 that will help it leave behind the throughput and productivity struggles of the past few years.
06 Jan 2017
The pace of growth could accelerate in the coming months.
05 Jan 2017
Chennai’s rail share in the first three fiscal quarters through the end of December slipped compared with 2015.
16 Dec 2016
The government of India has set the date by which all major, or public, ports should have in automated gate technologies.
15 Dec 2016
Local trade sources told JOC.com that getting everything back on track at the east coast public harbor would take some time.
14 Dec 2016
In another big-ticket reform initiative, India’s union cabinet on Wednesday approved new legislation meant to transform major, or public, ports into independent companies.
14 Dec 2016
An analysis of productivity data collected by JOC.com shows all dominant container ports booked significantly lower dwell times year-over-year in the first eight fiscal months through the end of November.
13 Dec 2016
"The city looks like a war torn area. It will take at least a week to restore normalcy.”
12 Dec 2016
Cyclone Vardah left devastating damage to India’s eastern seaboard on Monday.
07 Dec 2016
India’s major, or public, ports booked strong growth in container volumes in November.
21 Nov 2016
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15 Nov 2016
Chennai Port Trust has extended a plan to lower rail costs.
Traffic has surged at Kattupalli port, pictured, which has gained from the productivity weakness of nearby rivals.
14 Nov 2016
Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone is striving to replicate the success it’s had at its flagship Mundra Port at its new southeastern gateway of Kattupalli.
11 Nov 2016
The government of India has released a “progress report” on its ambitious Sagar Mala investment program.
07 Nov 2016
Container volumes at India’s major public ports are continuing to grow at a healthy pace thanks to capacity upgrades and productivity improvements.
10 Oct 2016
Productivity and capacity improvements via the government's Sagar Mala investments are beginning to produce results.
The rollout of the Safety of Life at Sea verified gross mass mandate in India has seen clashes between shippers, terminal operators, and regulators.
03 Oct 2016
India’s Directorate General of Shipping has extended its grace period for shippers to be fully compliant with the Safety of Life at Sea verified gross mass mandate.
12 Sep 2016
India is rolling out more trade-facilitating measures to speed up cargo flows and ease congestion at major ports.
08 Sep 2016
India’s major state-owned ports booked healthy growth in container volumes in August.
06 Sep 2016
Chennai Port, India’s second-busiest public container handler, will need to put in mighty efforts to retrieve some of the cargo lost to nearby private rivals.
02 Sep 2016
The immediate impact of a 24-hour nationwide strike underway Friday in India reportedly has been less severe than previously feared on the nation’s transport systems.
31 Aug 2016
Indian trade unions are going ahead with a strike planned for Friday despite government concessions.