- Marine Services
- Cargo Services
- Medical Services
- General Utility Services
- Trade Notices
All ships on approaching Cochin are to contact Cochin Port Control on VHF Channel 15 / 16 and report their E.T.A. to receive instructions on Pilot boarding / anchoring. Cochin Port Control is equipped with Radar / A.I.S. based V.T.M.S. and monitors the approach of vessels towards the fairway buoy.Open anchorage is South of the Channel with clay and sand bottom offering good holding ground.Pilots board ships in the vicinity of the Buoys no. 3 & 4 (Deep drafted vessels - about 0.5 n.m. West of buoys 1 & 2)Pilot ladders are to be rigged on the lee side 1.5 m above the water line.The Pilots embark from F.R.P. Pilot boats white superstructure / red hull with ‘PILOTS’ marked on the sides.
The entrance to the harbour is by a 16500m long and 260 m wide 14.5 m deep outer approach channel marked with eight sets of buoys numbered from 1 to 16.
The outer approach channel has being widened from 200m to 260m, lengthened from 10000m to 16500 m and deepened from a maximum draft of 12.5m to 14.5m.
Inner harbour is divided into two navigational channels – Ernakulam Channel of 2800m long and 300 – 500 m wide with depths from 9.75 to 13.5 m and Mattancheri Channel of 2200 m long and 180 – 250 m wide with a depth of 9.75 m.Mattancheri Channel has the berths Q1 to Q4, North and South Coal berths and B.T.P.Ernakulam Channel has berths Q5 to Q10, North and South Tanker Berths and Cochin Oil Terminal.
Basin or the International Container Transhipment Terminal (ICTT) lies just north of the shipping channel along the south face of Vallarpadam island.
The following tugs are available in Cochin normally two tugs are used for each shipping movement as per the requirement of the Pilot and the cost of the tug is included in the Pilotage charges.
|BALAVAN||1995||Twin screw cycloidal propulsion||32 Tons Bollard Pull|
|BAALI||1998||Twin screw cycloidal propulsion||32 Tons Bollard Pull|
|VALLARPADAM||2009||Twin screw cycloidal propulsion||45 Tons Bollard Pull|
|VYPEEN||2009||Twin screw cycloidal propulsion||45 Tons Bollard Pull|
|OCEAN ELITE||2012 ASD||60 Tons Bollard Pull|
|OCEAN SYMPHONY||2005 ASD||50 Tons Bollard Pull|
Four mooring launches are available for passing mooring lines at Tanker, Coal and fertilizer (Q10) berths. On other berths lines are passed by heaving lines.
VHF Channel 15 / 16
Telephone + 91 484 2667105 / 2666468.
1.Import/Export procedure of Cargo
Importers/Exporters can import/export various types of cargo through Cochin Port. The details of cargo that can be imported/exported through Cochin Port are given in the Foreign Trade procedure 2008-09 published by Director General of Foreign Trade. Please visit http://dgft.delhi.nic.in and www.cbec.gov.in for further details.
(a) Import Documents
(1) Import General Manifest approved by Customs.
(2) Bill of Entry alongwith cargo charges to be filed through Customs House Agent.
(3) Customs Out of Charge Certificate.
(4) Steamer Agent’s Delivery Order/ Bill of Lading for ownership of the cargo.
(b) Export Documents
(1) Shipping bill approved by Customs.
(2) Cargo charges through Customs House Agent.
(3) Customs Let Export Order for the specified shipping
All documents are to be submitted online through “Port Community System” and Customs “ICEGATE” system.
2. Personal Baggage Clearance
Cochin Port has facility to handle unaccompanied personal baggage received in containers. The container will be de-stuffed at Q6 shed and the goods will be examined and cleared by Customs Office in Q6 shed. The customer has to submit necessary documents to Customs and Port, either through a Customs House Agent or by himself.
The importer shall initially submit copy of the Bill of Lading alongwith cargo charges and Delivery Order to Port. Appraisal ticket shall be issued from Port for Customs examination. After Customs clearance the importer shall submit Customs out of charge stamped in Baggage Declaration for taking delivery of goods.
3.Container Freight System (CFS) – Facilities and Operation
Cochin Port has a full fledged Container Freight Station with mechanised stuffing and destuffing service. It has 10000sq.m of covered space and 20000 sq.m of open space. CFS has facility for stuffing and destuffing both LCL and FCL cargo. CFS is operation from 6 am to 10 pm on all week days. On-wheel stuffing is provided. Ro-Ro jetty is situated in the near vicinity of CFS. Security is being provided by CISF. Facilities for palletising are also available.
4. LO-LO/RO-RO Terminal
Cochin Port has set up a Lo-Lo/Ro-Ro Terminal for transporting the containers between the Willingdon Island and ICTT Vallarpadam. Containers from port CFS can be easily transported to and from the ICTT quickly at very low cost with this facility.
5.Wharf Information Centre
Round the clock shipping control rooms are functioning in Marine Control, Ernakulam Wharf and Mattancherry Wharf. Users can contact these control rooms for any information regarding vessel movement and cargo operation. The contact numbers are
(1) Ernakulam Wharf Control Room- 0484-2666207
(2) Mattancherry Wharf Control Room-0484-2666162
(3) Port Control Office – 0484 2667105
MEDICAL FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT PORT
1. PORT HOSPITAL
- A 150 bedded hospital with ICU and Operation Theatre with Laparoscopic facilities.
- Fully equipped Lab, ECG , Scanning and X-ray department.
- Fully computerized Reception, Lab & Pharmacy for patients.
- Round the clock casualty with specialist consultation
2. NURSING SCHOOL:
Was started to provide quality nursing education and instill high standards of nursing care. Every year 20 students are admitted to the Nursing School.
3. PORT HEALTH OFFICE
- Issue of Health & Sanitary Inspection & Medical Examination certificates on board the passenger ships.
- Inspection and grant of pratique to ships arriving from Yellow Fever endemic ports.
- Inspection and isolation of patients on board the ships with infectious diseases and diseases subjected to regulations and also quarantine and surveillance.
- Yearly fumigation of passenger vessels after docking.
- Vaccination against Yellow fever and issue of certificates.
- Infectious diseases surveillance of International importance of incoming passenger and crews in the port.
GENERAL UTILITY SERVICES
Cochin Port has regular ferry service to various Islands in Lakshadweep. Lakshadweep Administration and Lakshadweep Development Corporation Ltd. is chartering the voyages and issues tickets to passengers. Currently five ships are plying between Cochin and Lakshadweep. There is facility to avail package tour to Lakshadweep for these voyages. These tour packages are arranged by Sports Division of Union Territory of Lakshadweep Adminstration. For details, please visit www.lakshadweeptourism.com.
Fire Fighting Services
Responsible for fire prevention, protection and extinction activities, safe handling of Hazardous cargo, bunkering operations hot work permits etc. Assist the city fire brigade and other nearby organizations on request during emergencies. Specially trained crew for afloat fire fighting. Trained in pollution control operations. Fleet of most modern fire fighting appliances including high volume pumping, long-range monitors, sufficient stock fire fighting media of fastest fire knock down capability.
Port Health Organization
PHO (Port Health Organization) is represented at the port.