Milestones

IN 2006
Concession Agreement Signed



IN 2007
Final Tranche of Land Received & Development in Progress

IN 2009
FIRST Ship for the Port Berthed



IN 2010
Rail Connectivity Established and First Fertilizer Vessel Berthed

IN 2011
Container Operation Started at Karaikal Port


2011 – 2015
Knowledge Connectivity Program Jointly Initiated by KPPL & MSSRF

IN 2012
First Crude, Iron Ore, Lime Stone, Edible Oil, Wheat Export Vessel Berthed & Oil Tank Farm Inaugurated



IN 2013
First Log Vessel Berthed

IN 2015
First Coal Vessel of Large Power Plant of ILFS Berthed



IN 2016
Handled 1 Million Tons In 1 Month (JULY 2016)

IN NOV, 2017
Handled 1.1 MT in a Month,the Highest Ever



IN OCTOBER 2018
Mechanized Bulk Cargo Handling System Inaugurated

IN MAY 2019
First Sand Vessel berthed

FEB 2020
Groundbreaking for a new LNG import terminal in presence of by Shri. V. Narayanasamy – Hon’ble Chief Minister of Puducherry, Shri. M. Kandasamy – Hon’ble Minister of Ports, Social Welfare and pollution Control, Puducherry.

MAR 2020
Achieved all-time high cargo traffic of 10.1 million tonnes for Financial Year 2019 – 20.

AUG 2020
Karaikal Port achieved the best average discharge rate per day of 27000 tonnes of fertilizer cargo. The fertilizer (Muriate of Potash) was imported by Indian Potash Limited (IPL) through Supramax vessel with a shipment size of 40,000 tonnes.

SEP 2020
Karaikal Port berthed its first Bitumen Cargo vessel MV Asphalt Alliance this month.

Panamax Vessel carrying 70,000 MT of Blast Furnace (BF) Slag cargo, berthed for first time at Karaikal Port.

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