The Tuticorin Port capacity has touched 228.1 lakh tonne recently, owing to numerous development schemes and improved infrastructure. The port management has allowed anchorage operations from August 2007 so as to improve traffic. This will facilitate the handling of higher draft vessels at the port anchorage, without any accident or causing any environmental pollution.
The port handled 2.29 lakh tonne anchorage in 2007-08, which went up to nearly 5.82 lakh tonne in 2008-09. In the last fiscal, the figure stood at 6.26 lakh tonne, while in the current fiscal around 2.57 lakh tonne anchorage has been handled up to July 2010.
Contact: Tuticorin port Trust. Tel: 0461-235 2290. Fax: 0461-235 2301. Website: www.tuticorinport.gov.in