1.Import/Export procedure of Cargo

Importers/Exporters can import/export various types of cargo through Cochin Port. The details of cargo that can be imported/exported through Cochin Port are given in the Foreign Trade procedure 2008-09 published by Director General of Foreign Trade. Please visit http://dgft.delhi.nic.in and www.cbec.gov.in  for further details.

(a)   Import Documents

(1)   Import General Manifest approved by Customs.

(2)   Bill of Entry alongwith cargo charges to be filed through Customs House Agent.

(3)   Customs Out of Charge Certificate.

(4)   Steamer Agents Delivery Order/ Bill of Lading for ownership of the cargo.


(b)   Export Documents

(1)   Shipping bill approved by Customs.

(2)   Cargo charges through Customs House Agent.

(3)   Customs Let Export Order for the specified shipping

All documents are to be submitted online through Port Community System  and Customs system.

2. Personal Baggage Clearance

 Cochin Port has facility to handle unaccompanied personal baggage received in containers. The container will be de-stuffed at Q6 shed and the goods will be examined and cleared by Customs Office in Q6 shed. The customer has to submit necessary documents to Customs and Port, either through a Customs House Agent or by himself.

The importer shall initially submit copy of the Bill of Lading along with cargo charges and Delivery Order to Port. Appraisal ticket shall be issued from Port for Customs examination. After Customs clearance the importer shall submit Customs out of charge stamped in Baggage Declaration for taking delivery of goods.

3.Container Freight Station (CFS) Facilities and Operation

Cochin Port has a full fledged Container Freight Station with mechanised stuffing and destuffing service. It has 10000sq.m of covered space and 20000 sq.m of open space. CFS has facility for stuffing and destuffing both LCL and FCL cargo. CFS is operation from 6 am to 10 pm on all week days. On-wheel stuffing is provided. Ro-Ro jetty is situated in the near vicinity of CFS. Security is being provided by CISF. Facilities for palletising are also available.

4. IMO Class -I cargo

Please click below to see the procedure for handling the IMO Class - I cargo at Cochin Port. The procedure is approved by the Chief Controller of Explosives.

Standard Operation Procedure

5. LO-LO/RO-RO Terminal

Cochin Port has set up a Lo-Lo/Ro-Ro Terminal for transporting the containers between the Willingdon Island and ICTT Vallarpadam. Containers from port CFS can be easily transported to and from the ICTT quickly at very low cost with this facility.

6. Bunkering

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

7. ​​​​​​​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.

8. Wharf Information Centre

Round the clock shipping control rooms are functioning in Marine Control, Ernakulam Wharf and Mattancherry Wharf. Users can contact these control rooms for any information regarding vessel movement and cargo operation. The contact numbers are

(1)   Ernakulam Wharf Control Room - 0484-2666207

(2)   Mattancherry Wharf Control Room - 0484-2666162

(3)   Port Control Office - 0484 2667105