Minister for Shipping has reviewed the development activities of Vallarpadam Terminal of Cochin Port. It is envisaged as first trans-shipment port of India, managed by DP World.
Trans-shipment Hub is the terminal at the port which handles containers, stores them temporarily and transfers them to other
ships for the onward destination.
The Kochi International Container Trans-shipment Terminal (ICTT), locally known as the Vallarpadam Terminal is located strategically on the Indian coastline. It successfully fulfils all the criteria which are needed to develop it as trans-shipment hub.
Vallarpadam Terminal of Cochin Port is proposed to be developed as most preferred gateway for South India and leading trans-shipment hub of South Asia.
It successfully fulfills all the criteria which are needed to develop it as trans-shipment hub which include:
It is best positioned Indian port with regard to proximity to International sea routes;
It is located at least average nautical distance from all Indian feeder ports;
It entails a connectivity which has multiple weekly feeder connections to all ports on West and East Coast of India, From Mundra to Kolkata;
It has proximity to key hinterland markets of India;
It has the infrastructure to manage large ships and capacity to scale it up as per requirement.