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BERTH INFORMATION

           The main inward shipping channel of the port divides in to the Ernakulam and Mattancherry channels .The Ernakulum Channel is 4.90 Km long, with the width varying from 250 to 500 m and has a draft of 12.5 m up to the Oil Terminal and Q8 / Q9 and a draft of 9.14 m up to the wharves and the north and south tanker berths.. The 1024 m long Ernakulam Wharf has six alongside berths, five for general cargo and a fertilizer berth. Besides there are three oil berths in the Ernakulum channel. The Mattancherry channel is 4.08 Km long, with the width varying from 180 to 250 m and a draft of 9.14 m except at Boat Train Pier where the draft is 10.0 m. On the Mattancherry Channel there are four alongside berths, for general cargo, one Boat Train Pier and two jetties for miscellaneous cargo. The details of the berths (including SPM) are shown below.

BERTH / MOORING

Maximum Length overall (m)

Maximum Draft (m)

Products Handled

 SPM

370

22.50

Crude

 COT

250

12.50

Crude / POL

 NTB

213

9.14

POL

 STB

170

9.14

POL

 ERNAKULAM WHARF (Q5 - Q6)

250

10.00

Dry Cargo / CBFS

 ERNAKULAM WHARF (Q7)

250

10.50

Dry Cargo

 ERNAKULAM WHARF(Q8 - Q9)

250

11.00

Dry Cargo

 FERTILIZER BERTH (Q 10)

207

10.70

Fertilisers / Phos. Acid

 SCB

170

9.14

Liquid Bulk

 NCB

170

9.14

Dry /Liquid Bulk 

 B.T.P

190

10.00

Dry /Liquid Bulk 

 MATTANCHERRY WHARF (Q1)

180

9.14

Dry Bulk

MATTANCHERRY WHARF (Q2 & Q3) COASTAL BERTH

180

9.14

Dry Bulk

MATTANCHERRY WHARF (Q4)

180

9.14

Liquid Bulk 

ICTT VALARPPADAM (V2-V3)

335

14.5

Containers

LNG PUTHUVYPIN

320

12.5

LNG

CARGO STORAGE

    Storage Facility

COVERED AREA (Transit Sheds and Overflow sheds)
Location Total Sheds Area (Sq.m)
Mattanchery Wharf 6 19160
Ernakulam Wharf 4 13200
Container Freight Station 1 10000
Grand Total 11 42360
COVERED AREA (Warehouses)
Location Total Sheds Area (Sq.m)
Mattanchery Wharf 4 11800
Ernakulam Wharf 1 2980
Cement Godown 1 1000
BTP 1 6000
Grand Total 7

21780

Vacancy position of covered storage area as on 25.09.2017

Location

Name of the storage area

Total area       (in Sq m)

Vacant area                       (in sq.m)

Ernakulam Wharf

Q6 Transit shed

3831

0

Ernakulam Wharf

Over Flow Shed 8

1580

0

Ernakulam Wharf

Over Flow Shed 9

1070

Allotted to Malabar Cements Ltd. w.e.f. 06.02.2016

Ernakulam Wharf

Over Flow Shed 10

3350

 

Ernakulam Wharf

Warehouse no.6

2980

880

Mattancherry Wharf

Q2 transit shed

4370

0

Mattancherry Wharf

Q3 transit shed

4370

300

Mattancherry Wharf

Q4 transit shed

4370

0

Mattancherry Wharf

Over Flow Shed 5

1870

0

Mattancherry Wharf

Over Flow Shed 6

1890

0

Mattancherry Wharf

Over Flow Shed 7

2300

Allotted to Customs for uncleared U.B.Cargo

Mattancherry Wharf

Warehouse no.1

3500

1700

Mattancherry Wharf

Warehouse no.2

3610

0

Mattancherry Wharf

Warehouse no.3

3000

1040

Mattancherry Wharf

Warehouse no.4

1690

1690

PORT FLOTILLA

Tugs

        The following tugs are available in Cochin Port and normally two tugs are used for each shipping movement as per the requirement of the Pilot. The cost of the tug is included in the Pilotage charges.

TUG BUILT PROPULSION BOLLARD PULL
BALAVAN 1996 Twin screw cycloidal 32 Tons
BAALI 1998 Twin screw cycloidal 32 Tons
VALLARPADAM 2008 Twin screw cycloidal 45 Tons
VYPEEN 2008 Twin screw cycloidal 45 Tons

                 Tugs work with the Pilots on VHF Channel 14.

Mooring launches

          Four mooring launches are available for passing mooring lines at Tanker, Coal and fertilizer (Q10) berths. On other berths mooring lines are passed by heaving lines.

Pilot Boats

          2 Nos of Pilot boats of 13.5 m Length of Red Hull and White Superstructure with "PILOTS" embossed on the sides.

Dredgers

          Grab Hopper Dredger NEHRU SHATABDI 1992 built with 1500 m3 hopper capacity.

Floating Crane

          Periyar 1966 built self propelled crane of 100 M.T. SWL for use in the inner harbour only.

Water Barge

          Jalaprabha 1996 built of 200 M.T. capacity for supply of F.W. to ships in Inner Harbour.

SERVICE FACILITY

Bunkering

              Bunker supply can be done at all berths by barge/trucks/pipeline. All major oil companies undertake supplies which is arranged through agents.

Pipe Line Network

              Separate pipelines laid at SCB & NCB for handling liquid cargo like Palmolien, CNSL (Cashew Nut Shell Liquid) and Chemicals. Pipelines are available at Tanker berths for handling Crude oil & Petroleum Products. At Q5, pipelines are laid for handling Carbon Black Feed Stock(CBFS). Flexible hoses are available for use at Tanker berths & NCB.

SINGLE POINT MOORING

(For more information on SPM operations please refer to the details given under the 'Features' menu.)

Single Point Mooring for Crude Oil Import

         Kochi Refineries Ltd (BPCl-KRL) has set up a Single Point Mooring System (SPM) as captive reception for the import of Crude oil. The facility is capable of receiving Very large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) of 300,000 DWT. The SPM is connected by a pipeline of 19.5 km to tank storage facilities at Puthuvypeen. The SPM is located at a water depth of 30 m, about 19 km from the coastline of Puthuvypeen. The depth of 30 m will allow 300000 DWT tankers with draughts of over 21 m to remain moored during virtually all wind and wave conditions. The SPM is connected to the shore by a 48 inch pipeline that runs to a storage facility comprising 4 tanks of 80,000 Kl each. The total area of the facility is 70 hectares, which provides room for two more storage tanks of 80,000 Kl capacity. The facility became fully operational in December 2007.

Location SPM: 18.7 km (10 Nm) off Puthuvypeen shore
Shore Tank Farm: Puthuvypeen SEZ area
Land Area 70 ha
Developer BPCL-KR
Details of Facilities
  • SPM for receiving VLCC of 3 lakhs tonnes
  • 48'' dia submarine pipeline connecting SPM to shore Tank Farm
  • Tank farm for storage and pumping facilities at Puthuvypeen
  • 30'' Cross country pipeline from tank farm to Refinery.
Investment Total Investment: Rs. 703.34 crores
Present Status Facility has been operationalised in December 2007

MARPOL RECEPTION FACILITIES

Reception facility is provided to ships for the following category of wastes generated on board during normal operation of vessels to prevent pollution of deep seas, coastal waters and harbours and to enable ships to comply with the IMO regulations (MARPOL 73/78 as amended).

No

MARPOL 73/78

For category

Of wastes

Details of facility avaiable

Capacity

1

Annex-I

Oil

Five private firms approved by Central and State pollution control boards.

Total capacity about 30,000 KL/annum

2

Annex-II

Noxious liquid substances

Since there are no approved recyclers for NLS in Kerala State, receivers of cargo are required to receive pre-wash from vessels discharging NLS in case “vessel is required to discharge pre-wash from cargo tanks prior sailing to sea to comply with MARPOL-Annex-II”.

NA

3

Annex-IV

Sewage

Treatment facility available for Cruise vessels and Passenger ships by entering into MoU with Sewage treatment facility owner in Port Area. May be used by all vessels.

130 KLD

4

Annex-V

Garbage

Private contractors approved by port.

Delivery taken either by boat or truck and disposal at approved site.

Circular of Reception facilities for slops/waste oil from ships