Cargo Information

Placed along the East Coast of India with easy access to the Indian Markets, Karaikal Port’s favorable location makes it the most preferred gateway for businesses in Tamil Nadu with a vision of being ‘India’s Preferred & Responsible Maritime Gateway’.

Karaikal Port Private Limited (KPPL) is an all-weather deep water port developed on Build, Operate and Transfer format through Concession Agreement signed with Government of Puducherry on Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis. Spreading across more than 600 acres of area, the Port has excellent evacuation facilities with 3 railway sidings and National Highways within a Kilometer from Port premises.

In the next few years, KPPL is expected to add new cargo flows to increase cumulative revenues and cargo handling to over 125 MMT by 2025. KPPL team is focused to make Karaikal Region as a favourable Investment destination which has holistic growth approach with a master plan to make Karaikal as Industrialized Smart City.

With world class infrastructure, favorable geographical location, dedicated workforce, green port services and business connections in the national and international markets, Karaikal Port facilitates rapid industrial growth and is an economic force to reckon with in the region.

Karaikal Port is a multi-cargo port and currently handles all types of dry cargo, in bulk and break bulk form, as well as containers and liquid cargo.


  • Coal
  • Fertilizer
  • Sugar
  • Gypsum
  • Agricultural products
  • Iron Ore
  • Lime Stone
  • Sand and Clinker

Break bulk

  • Bagged cements
  • Bagged sugar
  • Iron scrap
  • Timber
  • Granite
  • Steel Plates & Pipe
  • Project cargo

Liquid Bulk

  • Edible oil
  • Crude oil
  • Petroleum, oils & lubricants


  • All types of containers