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Vizhinjam International Seaport

Vizhinjam International Seaport:

With the completion of the first phase of the country’s first exclusive trans-shipment port, the Vizhinjam Port is all set to receive its first mothership.

  • Vizhinjam International Seaport is India’s first deepwater container transshipment port.
  • It is located at Vizhinjam, a coastal town in Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala.
  • It is located around 10 nautical miles from the international shipping route connecting Europe and the Persian Gulf with East Asia, through which around 30 percent of global maritime cargo passes.
  • It is developed in a landlord model with a public-private partnership component on a design, build, finance, operate, and transfer (“DBFOT”) basis.
  • It is being built by Adani Vizhinjam Ports Private Ltd., a subsidiary of Adani Ports and SEZ Ltd. (APSEZ), India’s largest private-sector port operator.
  • Construction of the port began in December 2015.
  • It is being designed to primarily cater to the transshipment and gateway container business, with provision for a cruise terminal, liquid bulk berth, and facilities for additional terminals.
  • It has a natural draft of 18-20 meters, which means that some of the largest container vessels in the world will be able to dock here.
  • There would be about 30 berths, most of which would be capable of handling mother vessels.