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
Tuticorin Port is approximately 90 kilo metres from Sivakasi.