Last Updated:24-01-2017


Kamarajar Port Limited has been endowed with large chunks of land. The Port would have about 2000 acres of land.

KPL would provide all the infrastructure facilities required viz., water supply, electricity, transmission corridor, fire fighting services, environmental protection measures etc.

The facilities available at Kamarajar Port are 

Berths Capacity Max Permissible Length
(in meters)
Max Permissible
Draught (in meters)
Date of
Type of Cargo Size/Type of Vessels
CB1 8 MTPA 240 13.5 Aug 10 Thermal Coal 65,000-77,000 DWT
CB2 4 MTPA 240 13.5 Aug 10 Thermal Coal 65,000-77,000 DWT
GCB 1 MTPA 250(including ramp) 10 Jan 12 Automobiles up to 70,000
MLT1 3 MTPA 260 13.5 Aug 10 POL / Chemicals up to 1,50,000 DWT
CICT 8 MTPA 260 13.5 Mar 11 Coal (other than TNEB) up to 1,50,000 DWT
South 1070 mtrs
North 3080 mtrs
Type Rubble-mound with accropode armour protection
Approach Channel
Length 3775 mtrs
Width 250 mtrs
Depth 16 mtrs BCD
Turning Basin
Diameter 600 mtrs
Depth 15.5 mtrs BCD
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Port Crafts
Tugs 3 nos.(40 tone Bollard Pull)
Pilot Launches 2 nos
Mooring Launches 3 nos
High Speed Patrol Boat 1 no
Navigational aids
Fairway Buoy 1 no
Channel Marking Buoys 6 nos
Transit light towers 2 nos

Equipment Profile (Installed by TNEB over Coal Wharf)

Conveyors Two streams with the rated capacity 4000 TPH each
Unloading Equipments Shore-based Gantry Type Grab Rated capacity
2 Nos 2000 TPH each
Mobile hopper Mobile Hopper (to receive coal from Crane hopper self-unloading ship at the rate of 4000 TPH) 1 No
Temporary hoppers (To Receive coal from Handymax Geared Vessels) 6 Nos


  1. Excellent road connectivity to NH4, NH5 & NH45
  2. Linked to Chennai - Kolkata, BG Main Line
  3. Connectivity to Chennai Airport
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