Vision & Mission

  • Mission - "To Provide Efficient Seaport and Logistics Services of the Best Value to our Customers"

  • Values

  • * Total satisfaction of Customer
  • * Partnership with stakeholders
  • * Commitment to Quality and Team work
  • * Fairness, accountability and transparency in work
  • * Consideration for social and natural environment
  • * Value addition through productivity, safety and security
  • Vision - "To be the Preferred Indian Port"

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V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust


Port History

History of Tuticorin Port


In Literature, the earliest mention has been made in 88 AD in Greek work "Periuplus of the Erythrean Sea". In AD 124, the earliest reference was made by Ptolemy who has observed - "Country of Kareoi, in the Kolkhic Gulf, where there is a pearl fishery, Sosikourai and Kolkhoi, and emporium at the mouth of the river Solan". There is little doubt that Ptolemy's Sosikuorai is no other place than Tuticorin. From AD...

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