M/s.Cogan and Day founded a trading settlement in the little fishing village of Chennaipattnam in 1639. The English East India Company chose this place as the centre of their commercial activities in the South. Thus was laid the foundations of the modern city of Chennai, the capital city of TamilNadu. This southern gateway developed as a major trade centre, well-linked by road, rail, water and air with the rest of the world. But in those days when air travel was still unknown, sea route to Britain, was the most important for transport of merchandise and people. The Chennai Port came into being in those times and started flourishing. |[pic] | | | |Chennai Port | |Early 19th century efforts were made to revive trade by building a harbour and improving shipping facilities. However, the sea swept over the breakwaters into the harbour. The rapid silting up | |of the seabed at the entrance and the sand deposition had assumed alarming proportions. Hence, remodelling of the harbour and construction of west quay berths, with transit sheds between them, | |together with the closing of the eastern entrance by means of a vertical wall were taken up. Also constructed was a wharf to handle passenger traffic, troop movement and import of horses located| |on southern arm of the port and named it as south quay |
SITUATED IN THE COROMANDEL COAST IN SOUTH-EAST INDIA, THE PORT OF CHENNAI HAS MORE THAN 100 YEARS OF TRADITION. STRATEGICALLY LOCATED AND WELL CONNECTED WITH MAJOR PARTS OF THE WORLD, IT IS TODAY THE HUB PORT ON THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT. COMMITTED TO EFFICIENCY THROUGH INNOVATION THE FOUR CORNER STONES OF THE PORT WILL SEE MUCH GROWTH IN THE YEARS TO COME. CONTINUOUS MODERNIZATION, EFFICIENT SERVICES AT MINIMUM COST, SIMPLE AND INTEGRATED PROCEDURES, AND USER-FRIENDLY APPROACH.
BERTH DETAILS AS ON 29.10.2010
|SL. NO. |NAME OF BERTH |LENGTH IN (METERS) |PERMISSIBLE DRAFT IN MTRS |DATE OF SURVEY |REMARKS | |JAWAHAR DOCK | |1 |J.D-1 |218.33 |11.50 |23.09.10 |12.0 M ON HW SUBJECT TO THE VESSEL REDUCING THE DRAFT TO PERMISSIBLE DRAFT OF THE BERTH | | | | | | |BELOW LOW TIDE. | |2 |J.D-3 |218.33 |11.50 |16.09.10 | | |3 |J.D-5 |218.33 |11.50 |20.09.10 | | |4 |J.D-2 |218.33 |11.50 |15.09.10 | | |5 |J.D-4 |218.33 |11.00 |22.09.10 | | |6 |J.D-6 |218.33 |11.00 |07.09.10 | | |AMBEDKAR DOCK...