V.O.Chidambaram Port Trust, formerly Tuticorin Port Trust is one of the 12 major ports in India. It was declared to be a major port on 11 July 1974. It is second-largest port in Tamil Nadu and fourth-largest container terminal in India.After Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project V.O.C Port will be India's no.1 port and one of the major ports of Asia equal to Port of Ningbo. V.O.Chidambaram Port is an artificial port.
This is the third international port in Tamil Nadu and its second all-weather port. All V.O.Chidambaram Port’s traffic handling has crossed 10 million tons from April 1 to September 13, 2008, registering a growth rate of 12.08 per cent, surpassing the corresponding previous year handling of 8.96 million tons.
It has services to USA, China, Europe, Sri Lanka and Mediterranean countries.
Tuticorin Port is approximately 90 kilo metres from Sivakasi.