Maritime

Kerala Maritime Cluster
Kodungallur Port
Azhikkal Port
Malabar Port: Development of Port at Ponnani

Impact On The Economy

The growth of the IT sector has had a substantial impact on Kerala's economy. It has created numerous job opportunities, contributing to reduced unemployment rates. Additionally, the state's IT exports have been steadily increasing, adding to its revenue. As IT companies and startups flourish, they also attract investment, thereby further stimulating the economy.Kerala's IT sector is not just about software services; it has diversified into various niches. Some notable sectors include healthcare IT, cybersecurity, fintech, and e-governance. These niche areas cater to both domestic and international markets, generating revenue and employment opportunities.

Sector: Ports, Location: Ernakulam

Indicative Project Cost ~ INR 3500 Cr USD 500 Mn

•  The maritime gateway to peninsular India, Kochi is the fastest growing logistic centre emerging into a major International trans-shipment terminal.
  The scope of this project is to develop and enhance the existing maritime cluster at par with leading international maritime centers and develop a policy guideline for functioning of the maritime cluster.
  The proposed project consists of development/enhancement of following components of the existing cluster:.

1. Core Services (Shipping and Port related) -International Ship Repair Terminal, Boat Manufacturing & Repair facility, Port Modernization, Ship Management Services
2. Finance and Regulatory Services - Maritime finance & insurance services
3. Others – Port led Industrial park, Cruise Tourism, Water sport activities at Marina and Maritime Museum

Connectivity:

  • Road: NH 66 (10.5 Km)
  • Rail : Ernakulam Junction (ERS) (8.5 Km)
  • Air: Cochin International Airport (39.6 Km)
  • Sea : Cochin Port 

Location Cochin Port (Wellington Island)

Key features and offerings of the Park

  • 41- 43 MTPA (Expected cargo traffic handled by Cochin Port by 2025)
  • 25 MTPA (Cargo currently handled by Cochin Port)
  • 52- 60 MTPA (Expected cargo traffic handled by Cochin Port by 2035)

Facilities at Cochin Port

Existing

  • Wharf at Ernakulam
  • Wharf at Mattancherry
  • International Container Transhipment Terminal at Vallarpadam 
  • LNG Terminal
  • Single Point Mooring for Crude Oil
  • International Cruise Terminal
  • 65,000 Sq. mt. Storage Facilities including 11 Sheds and 7 Warehouses

• Kochi being one of India’s most important ports has potential to be a key player in the maritime field. With the onset of a common link connecting all the stakeholders under the cluster, immense potential of maritime activity in Kerala is yet to unfold.
• PPP has been the primary model for port sector projects like operation and management of ports, construction of deep-water ports, container terminals, shipping yards and bulk ports. India’s Maritime Agenda 2010-2020 targets to grow India’s port handling capacity to 3.1 billion ton by 2020. The private sector is expected to play a key role in achieving this ambitious target.
• This project aims to attract investments in light of modernizing port infrastructure facilities, shipbuilding and repair facilities, ancillary services, development of industrial clusters etc. leading to robust development of the maritime ecosystem in the state

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Impact On The Economy

The growth of the IT sector has had a substantial impact on Kerala's economy. It has created numerous job opportunities, contributing to reduced unemployment rates. Additionally, the state's IT exports have been steadily increasing, adding to its revenue. As IT companies and startups flourish, they also attract investment, thereby further stimulating the economy.Kerala's IT sector is not just about software services; it has diversified into various niches. Some notable sectors include healthcare IT, cybersecurity, fintech, and e-governance. These niche areas cater to both domestic and international markets, generating revenue and employment opportunities.

Sector: Ports , Location: Thrissur

Indicative Project Cost ~ INR 124 Cr USD 17.71 Mn

 

The Kodungallur port is a riverine port in the mouth of river Periyar.The southern bank of the port is Munambam which is in Ernakulam
district and northern bank is Azhikode which is in Trichur District.
This is essentially a green field commercial port development without any base cargo or captive cargo.
The principal requirement of the port is for promoting coastal shipping and thereby reducing the load of the land mode transport.
In view of this, private investment cannot be expected for the first stage of port development. Hence, public funding is envisaged for the initial stage development. Port planning exercise has been developed in two phases. Initial phase and Final phase.
In the case of Kodungallur port the major portion of traffic would be coastal cargo and there would be only marginal quantities of foreign trade cargo like timber which is brought in shallow draft vessels. The coastal cargo would mainly comprise of food grains, construction materials and industrial cargo like soda ash.

Connectivity:

  • Road: NH 66 
  • Rail : Irinjalakuda Railway Station
  • Air: Cochin International Airport

 

The Kodungallur port as existing now is developed as a Fishing Harbour with required marine access and protective works. With the construction of breakwaters for the protection of the harbour basin, accretion occurred by the side of the northern breakwater.
The accretion in the port area provides usable land for maritime activities. Further there is potential for reclamation of shallow areas of backwaters for providing additional land for port activities. On the strength of these basic facility, the port has potential for the development of commercial port activities and other maritime activities like ship building and ship repair facility, maritime personnel training etc.
While these development activities are taken it has to be ensured that the Fishing Harbour activities including the potential of its future developments are least affected. The Port facilities are to be developed in stages in accordance with traffic growth and its specific needs.
• The facilities created at each stage of development shall be adaptable for the future comprehensive requirements with marginal modifications and it should not become infructuous.

• The coastal traffic potential through the non-major ports in Kerala is is approx. 7million tonnes by 2020. The State Government plans to develop 6 minor ports including Ponnani by involving private players for infrastructure and services enablement.
• Out of seventeen minor ports in Kerala three are considered as intermediate ports based on berthing, cargo handling and storage facilities available in them. These have contributed much to the development of  ndustry, trade, commerce and agriculture in the country, but the potential has yet to be fully tapped.
• This offers a huge infrastructural opportunity for investors to develop an all-weather port at Ponnani. Private players also get an opportunity to invest in construction of ancillary port facilities, arrangement of cargo handling equipment, development of container terminals, bulk storage facilities, navigational aids etc.

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Impact On The Economy

The growth of the IT sector has had a substantial impact on Kerala's economy. It has created numerous job opportunities, contributing to reduced unemployment rates. Additionally, the state's IT exports have been steadily increasing, adding to its revenue. As IT companies and startups flourish, they also attract investment, thereby further stimulating the economy.Kerala's IT sector is not just about software services; it has diversified into various niches. Some notable sectors include healthcare IT, cybersecurity, fintech, and e-governance. These niche areas cater to both domestic and international markets, generating revenue and employment opportunities.

Sector: Ports Location: Kannur

Indicative Project Cost ~INR 3091 Cr USD 442 Mn

At present, Azhikkal Port is a minor fishery port in Azhikkal village, Kannur District.
It is located at the confluence of Valapattanam River and Mattol River with the Lakshadweep Sea. Government of Kerala, in collaboration with private sector, encourages setting up of new port facilities,support infrastructure & upgradation of existing facilities along with installation of modern & efficient handling equipment.
Development of the existing minor Azhikkal port into a medium, all- weather port is in congruence with the same intent.
Azhikkal port development also falls under the purview of the Central Government sponsored National Maritime Development Program (NMDP).
The State government over the years has been investing on this port in a systematic manner; such as Breakwaters, Wharf, Parking Area, Compound wall, Electrification ,Crane and other facilities

Connectivity:

  • Road: NH 17
  • Rail : Valapattanam(Mangalore-Trivandrum BG Line)
  • Air: Kannur International Airport
  • Sea :New Mangaluru,Kochi & Kozhikode seaports

Location Azhikkal Village,Kannur District

Key features and offerings of the Park

  • 469 inland vessels registered at various
    ports of Kerala in 2019-20
  • 5000 DWT Target Vessel handling Capacity(Lighterage) at Azhikkal Port post expansion

tal Landscape
The coastal traffic anticipated to be handled by Azhikkal by the end of 2020 is to the tune of around 1.63 million tonnes
Recent initiatives like setting up 2400 MW thermal power plant at Cheemeni (in advanced stages of planning) & setting up Industrial park of various categories would boost up the value for Azhikkal port
Proximity of the location to the main international shipping route can give a thrust to the requirement of a Transshipment Terminal (FeederServices)
The proposed ICD at Kannur will help the handling / storage of cargo which could be routed through Azhikkal
Demand for some key commodities drives the value of development of the Azhikkal port:oCoal(Proximity to upcoming Cheemeni Thermal Power Plant),oFertilizer (Increase in demand of imported fertilizer),oSteel (Capacity expansion beyond New Mangalore & Krishnapuram)

 

 

The coastal traffic potential through the non-major ports in Kerala is is approx. 7million tonnes in 2019-20. The State Government plans to develop 6 minor ports including Azhikkal by involving private players for infrastructure and services enablement.
The coastal traffic anticipated to be handled by Azhikkal port alone, is to the tune of around 1.63 million tonnes. This offers a huge infrastructural opportunity for investors to develop an all-weather Lighterage port at Azhikkal.
The initial development (face lift or priming phase) of Azhikkal port can be done in a short span of taken up immediately. Private players also get an opportunity to invest in construction of ancillary port facilities, approach roads, development of container terminals etc.
The short sea shipping initiative “Round the Coast” which was launched recently to provide Green intermodal logistics solutions connecting non-major ports with the Vallarpadam International Container Transhipment Terminal is key to boosting further traffic at non-major ports

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Impact On The Economy

The growth of the IT sector has had a substantial impact on Kerala's economy. It has created numerous job opportunities, contributing to reduced unemployment rates. Additionally, the state's IT exports have been steadily increasing, adding to its revenue. As IT companies and startups flourish, they also attract investment, thereby further stimulating the economy.Kerala's IT sector is not just about software services; it has diversified into various niches. Some notable sectors include healthcare IT, cybersecurity, fintech, and e-governance. These niche areas cater to both domestic and international markets, generating revenue and employment opportunities.

Sector: Ports Location: Malappuram

Indicative Project Cost~INR 763 Cr USD 109 Mn

Government of Kerala has been following a comprehensive port-based development policy for the State; all through Public Private Partnerships (PPP).
Government has subsequently found that Ponnani port in Malappuram district of the State, which is an estuary port where Bharathapuzha joins the Arabian Sea could possibly be developed into an allweather port.
Government of Kerala has decided to develop Ponnani port in PPP mode on BOT basis, and through the Swiss Challenge Method.
Three categories of vessels are proposed for the port – dry bulk carriers (40,000 DWT), general cargo carriers (between 20001 DWT and 30000 DWT), container carriers (between 1667 TEU and 2500 TEU).

Connectivity:

  • Road: NH 213
  • Rail : Thirunavaya(passenger halt), Thrissur & Calicut
  • Air: CalicutInternational Airport 
  • Sea : Calicut seaport(minor)

Location Cochin Port (Wellington Island)

Key features and offerings of the Park

  • 1273 mn tonnes Projected total cargo handling capacity of India (Vision 2020, Indian Ports Association)
  • 50000 DWT Estimated vessel handling capacity of Ponnani port post project completion

 

Traffic Forecast
Phase I: 4 MT/ TEUs Phase II: 6.8
MT/ TEUs Phase III: 8.9 MT/ TEUs

Capacity
4 berths (over 3 phases)
Phase I: 2 (1 for Coal and 1 for Fertilizers,General Cargo & Container)
Phase II: 1 (Liquid Bulk)
Phase III: 1(Individual for Container)

 

RawMaterial& Utilities
Breakwater, Roads, Berth, Transit Shed, Electrification, Cold Storage, Cement, Compound Wall, Fender, Passenger Terminal, Navigational Aids, Port Machinery, Open Storage, VTMS with equipment, Drainage andTreatment Plant, Water Supply arrangement etc.

 

The proposed port site is located at the Mouth of the Ponnani Estuary, with a water front length of 2500m
One of the most prominent landmarks near the site is the lighthouse at Ponnani located on the southern side
On the northern side of the proposed site (at the estuary),Bharathapuzha (second longest river in Kerala) joins with Tirurpuzha and drains into the Arabian Sea
Malappuram district is a hilly terraced tract. The innumerable streams that meander these hillsare linked with backwaters, whichfacilitate a network of inland waterways
1815 m of northern backwater and 1300 m of southern backwater

• The coastal traffic potential through the non-major ports in Kerala is approx. 7million tonnes in 2019-20.
• The State Government plans to develop 6 minor ports including Ponnani by involving private players for infrastructure and services enablement.
• This offers a huge infrastructural opportunity for investors to develop an all-weather port at Ponnani.
• Private players also get an opportunity to invest in construction of ancillary port facilities, arrangement of cargo handling equipment, development of container terminals, bulk storage facilities, navigational aids etc.
• The short sea shipping initiative “Round the Coast” which was launched recently to provide Green intermodal logistics solutions connecting non-major ports with the Vallarpadam International Container Transhipment Terminal is key to boosting further traffic at non-major ports

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