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Cochin, an all weather natural Harbour is located strategically close to the busiest international sea routes:

(1)   Gulf to Singapore and Far East (Distance from Cochin Port -11 Nautical Miles)
(2)   Suez to Singapore / Far East (Distance from  Cochin Port -74 Nautical Miles)
Amongst all major Indian ports, Cochin is the closest to the International East West Shipping routes.  This geo-strategic  location of Cochin gives it a distinct advantage. 
The Port is situated on the Willingdon Island which is an artificial Island tucked inside the Backwaters.  The backwaters offer calm and placid channels for ships throughout the year, even during the Monsoon season.
Cochin lies beyond the cyclone zone and therefore the risk of cyclones is negligible
24 Hour Pilotage
24 hour Cargo Operations
Real-Time co-ordination of vessel movement through VTMS
Single Window Transaction
Moving towards Zero Pre-Berthing Detention Time.
The operational areas of the port is certified to ISO 9001:2008 standards.
The port maintains high security arrangements and its security profile is ISPS compliant.
The port is maintaining a Tier I Oil spill disaster contingency plan. During the past three years, no oil spill has occurred in and around the port

   Cochin port is connected to its hinterland enlarging to the state of Kerala ,South Tamilnadu and South Karnataka by National Highways NH 47(Kanyakumari-Salem), NH49 (Cochin-Madurai) and  NH17(Cochin-Mumbai) .Indian Railway Network provides seamless connectivity to South and Central India.The National Waterway NW3 provides connectivity to the South Kerala.The port has an international airport in its proximity. The network of railways roads, waterways and airways has created good accessibility to the port.
Inland Container Depots (ICD) at Coimbatore and Bangalore connected by Regular Train Service

Cochin Port is implementing ERP for enhancing efficiency.
The port is enhancing capacity by modernizing  and enlarging the Mattancherry Wharf
The port is upgrading its power infrastructure.
The port is equipping its new multi-purpose berths with  modern Bulk/Break Bulk handling Cranes.
The port is developing India?s first Port Based Special Economic Zone.






Rebates in Vessel Related Charges for Container Vessel Services at ICTT

Revised Scale of Rates and Performance Standards effective from 29.11.2019

Extention of free period of 12 days for Coffee and Clay exports in containers through the Port CFS.

Extention of rebate in VRC for Container vessel services calling ICTT for one month up to 31.10.2019

Additional Rebates in vessel related charges for container Vessels services at ICTT.

Trade Circular annual indexation factor effect for the year 2019-20 from 01.05.2019 and SoR.

 Public Notice under Section 64(2) of the Electricity Act 2013 and Regulation 27(6) of the Conduct of Business Regulations 2003

Modification in rebate structure on VRC extended to Mainline Container Vessel Services calling ICTT.

Revised Scale of Rates from 01 09 18

Trade Circular on Date amendment on Indexation to SoR and its Corrigendum

Indexation to SoR

 Performance Norms based Incentive and Penalty Scheme for cargo operations.

 Rebates in Port Charges for Coastal Steel Cargo

 Rationalisation of Tariff for Cruise Vessels in India

Extension of free period for Coffee and Clay Exports through Port CFS

 Hire Charges of Pilot Launch/Boat
 Reloading of LNG - Waiver of Waterfront Royalty and Levy of Nominal Wharfage
 Waiver of wharfage for crude oil Back Loading at COT

Regulation of Port Dues and other charges from the Vessels of Republic of Bangladesh as per Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)/Coastal Agreement between India and the Republic of Bangladesh

Discount in Port Charges to Coastal transportation of vehicles through Ro-Ro Ships

Discount on Demurrage for cargo delivery during third shift

 Charges for Customs Document Printout

Entry Permit Fee for Tanker lorry which Supplies Fresh Water to the Vessels by Authorized Licensed Agencies

Waiver of ‘Shifting’ (Pilotage) and Berth hire charges in respect of barges engaged by various oil companies for supply of bunkers and fresh water at anchorage of Cochin Port

 Concession in Vessel Related Charges for Container Vessel Services from 01.10.2018 to 30.09.2019

 New Coastal Rates for Vessel & Container Related Charges w.e.f.10.10.2016 

 Estate Rentals w.e.f. 21.08.2016 

 Stevedorig and Shore Handling Policy for Major Ports, 2016 

 Scale of Rates w.e.f. 03.06.2016 

 Cochin Port Trust New PAN & TAN w.e.f. 01.04.2014 

 ARR and ERC 2014-15 (Estimation) 

CoPT Electricity Tariff for Consumers w.e.f 01.05.2013 

CoPT Electricity Tariff Terms & Conditions w.e.f 01.07.2012

Scale of Rates 2013 

Sub leave levy charges

  Name of Company Website Link
1 Cochin Customs Brokers’ Association http://www.ccba.co.in/php/chh_trd_rats.php
2 CMA CGM http://www.cma-cgm.com/local/india/tariffs-local-charges
3 ONE  OCEAN NETWORK EXPRESS https://in.one-line.com/standard-page/local-tariffs-and-surcharges
4 PIL  INDIA PVT LTD https://www.pilship.com/htmlpages/maa_export.html
5 AHLERS INDIA PVT. LTD. www.ahlers.com
6 APL (INDIA) PVT. LTD. www.apl.com
7 BENGAL TIGER LINE (INDIA) PVT.LTD. www.btl-feeders.com
8 CARAVEL LOGISTICS PVT. LTD. www.caravel.in
9 MAERSK INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED https://my.maerskline.com/
10 NAUTICAL CARGO PVT. LTD.  www.nauticalcargo.in
11 OMEGA SHIPPING AGENCIES (P) LTD. http://www.wanhai.com
12 ONE Shipping www.one-line.com
13 SEA CONSORTIUM Pvt Ltd https://www.x-pressfeeders.com/
14 SAMSARA SHIPPING PVT. LTD. www.samsaragroup.com
16 TRANSWORLD GLOBAL LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS http://www.oocl.com/india/eng/localinformation/localsurcharges/Pages/Local%20Surcharge%20for%20Cochin.aspx