Merchant Shipping Services Pvt. Ltd.

KARAIKAL PORT

OUR CONTACT AT KARAIKAL PORT

Merchant Shipping Services Pvt. Ltd.
No. 29, Kannadiar Street,
2nd Floor, Sundaram Complex,
Karaikal - 609602.
Tamil Nadu

CONTACT :
Tel : +91 - 04368 - 221022
Fax : +91 - 04368 - 221022
Email : bulkopsindia@merchantshpg.com

KARAIKAL PORT

BA CHARTS
HYD CHART NO. 3033 AND BA CHART 575
ANCHORAGE
Area Latitude Longitude Remarks
B 100 51.50' N 0790 53.50' E Vessel Draft below 8.0 m
Radius 0.5 nm
C 100 51.00'N 0790 54.07'E Vessel Draft below 8.0 m
100 51.90'N 0790 54.07'E
100 51.90'N 0790 56.60'E
100 51.00'N 0790 56.60'E
D 100 51.00'N 0790 56.60'E Vessel Draft above 12.0 m
PILOTAGE
Pilot age is compulsory. Pilot boarding position is 1 mile east of the fairway buoy. position of the fairway buoy is Lat 100 50.33' N Long 0790 57.15' E.
COMMUNICATION
Karaikal Port maintains watch on channel 69 and 16 (H24)
RESTRICTION
A) Vessels with arrival draft more than 12.7 mtrs are normally berthed in daylight high water time only.

B) Vessels with draft less than 12.7 mtrs are normally berthed at any state of tide in daylight hours only.
TIDE
Tidal range between 1 and 1.50 M
WEATHER
The weather is generally hot and humid except from mid December to mid February when it is pleasant.

The rains (N E monsoons) are experienced from October to mid December. Some rain is experienced during the Indian SW monsoons (July - September)

From May to November depressions are known to develop in the Bay of Bengal which brings rains and stormy weather to Karaikal.
STEVEDORES WORKING HOURS
The port works in 2 shifts :

1st Shift : 0700 Hrs - 1900 Hrs
2nd Shift : 1900 Hrs - 0700 Hrs

FRESH WATER AVAILABLE
Available
FUEL / PROVISION
Available
GANGWAY
N/A
FLOATING CRANE / MOBILE CRANE
3 HMC Available
REPATRIATION
/NEAREST AIRPORT
Chennai is the nearest international airport, which is about 350 kms away from Karaikal
HOLIDAYS
Karaikal being a private port,cargo operations may not be affected during holidays.

Working hours here is about 20- 22 hours per day as against about 16 - 18 hours at other major ports.
AUTHORITIES
AUTHORITIES NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT
KARAIKAL PORT MR.GOPINATH PFSO TEL : +91 4365 256612
KARAIKAL PORT CAPT. PRASAD REBALA COO TEL:+91 96297 77501
KARAIKAL PORT PORT CONTROL RADIO OFFICER TEL : +91 4365 256612 MOB :+91 95660 00700
CUSTOMS MR. KATHIRAVAN CUSTOMS SUPT TEL : +91 4365 256615 FAX : +91 4365 256621
PORT HEALTH OFFICER MR.DURAI RAJ PHO OFFICER TEL : +91 94434 88679
BERTH
BERTH DRAFT(M) LOA(M) BEAM(M) DISPLACEMENT CARGO MANIFOLD CARGO RATE PER SHIFT PER HOOK IN MTS
10 13.50 ON HW 230 M 32.26 N/A TANKER & BULK CARGO 1 X 12" About 400 Mt/ Hour
02 13.50 ON HW 230 M 32.26 N/A MULTIPURPOSE BERTH N/A SUB TO NATURE OF CARGO
03 13.50 ON HW 230 M 32.26 N/A MULTIPURPOSE BERTH N/A SUB TO NATURE OF CARGO
04 13.50 ON HW 230 M 32.26 N/A MULTIPURPOSE BERTH N/A SUB TO NATURE OF CARGO
09 9.50 180 M 32.26 N/A MULTIPURPOSE BERTH N/A SUB TO NATURE OF CARGO
PORT LAYOUT


PORT REGULATION
CAUTION:

All Ships are requested to approach the Karaikal Port Anchorage / Pilot Boarding Ground from (at-least) Seven Nautical Miles East of the Fairway Buoy only. This is to avoid or minimize any damages to congested fishing activities. Any damages to the property or life of Fishermen, concerned vessel owner or the vessel agent will be asked to compensate such loss prior sailing of vessel from Karaikal Port.

Please note, Port Clearance will not be issued to those vessels causing such damages and fails to provide such compensation. In general, advise all the Navigating Officers to navigate with extreme caution and keep well clear of all the fishing vessels and their property throughout the vessel's approaches to Karaikal Port, the same is applicable even for out-bound vessels from Karaikal Port.

Every vessel must have statutory registration with Customs prior to or on arrival. Vessels leaving port have to seek Port Clearance from Customs. Master has to declare all the Store List (Deck, Engine, Provision and Bonded) , Currency Declaration. Bond Stores sealed by the Customs till the vessel sail out from the Port.

Vessels should have all the relevant and valid Certificates on board including Cargo and Loose Gear Certificates.
CONTACT INFORMATION
Merchant Shipping Services Pvt. Ltd.
7th Floor, A-Wing, KGN Towers,
New No.62, Commander-In-Chief Road, Egmore, Chennai-600 105. India
Tel .00 91 44 4296 5882 / 5883 / 5884 /5885
Fax : 00 91 44 4296 5887
PORT TARIFF BASIC
ACTIVITY UNIT TARIFF REMARKS
PORT DUES Per GRT USD 0.47
PILOTAGE Per GRT USD 0.43 UPTO 5000 GRT
(NON IRON ORE VESSELS) GRT USD 0.38198 3001 TO 10000MT
GRT USD 0.47 5001 TO 15000 GRT
GRT USD 0.56 15001 TO 20000 GRT
GRT USD 0.68 20001 AND ABOVE
GRT Minimum Charges USD 1029
BERTH HIRE Per GRT / DAY USD 0.10 UPTO 5000 GRT
Per GRT / DAY USD 0.11 5001 TO 15000 GRT
Per GRT / DAY USD 0.13 15001 TO 20000 GRT
Per GRT / DAY USD 0.18 20001 AND ABOVE
Per GRT / DAY MINIMUM CHARGES USD 257
ANCHORAGE Vessel anchorage charges will be charged at rate of 25% of per day berth hire for first shift
and for the subsequent shifts 25% of the berth hire per shift