Significant Growth and Importance of Cochin’s ICTT as a Major Cargo Gateway

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The growth of cargo handled by ICTT shows its vital role as a gateway and hub for cargo traffic in South India. With advanced cranes and expanded capacity, the terminal enables faster vessel turnaround times and sustainable cargo transportation. CEO Praveen Joseph emphasizes continuous improvement in meeting customer needs.
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The International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) in Cochin has seen significant growth in cargo traffic, highlighting its importance as a major gateway and hub for cargo to and from South India. The terminal plays a crucial role in connecting almost 50% of EXIM cargo through main routes to various markets like the Middle East, Far East, Europe, and the Mediterranean. Additionally, it serves as a key hub for coastal cargo flowing between the east and west coasts of India.

Recently, ICTT enhanced its operations by commissioning two state-of-the-art STS Mega Max cranes and adding four e-RTGs, along with expansions in shipyard capacity. These improvements have led to faster vessel turnaround times, sustainable cargo transportation, and increased productivity, particularly in handling ULCVs at the terminal. CEO Praveen Joseph emphasized the terminal’s commitment to providing value to customers and continuously improving its solutions, with support from the Cochin Port Authority.

Since its establishment in 2011, ICTT has handled a total volume of 6.9 million TEU and continues to serve as the preferred gateway for South India. The terminal offers direct connectivity to over 12 ports on both coasts of India and serves various international destinations, reflecting its importance in facilitating trade and cargo movement in the region. With a focus on meeting evolving customer needs and enhancing operational capabilities, ICTT remains a vital player in the cargo industry.

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