Cochin is the fastest growing maritime gateway to peninsular India. An all-weather natural Port, it is located strategically close to the busiest international sea routes from the Gulf to Singapore and Europe to the Far East circuits. The port is spearheading fast-track maritime and industrial growth in the large geographical spread of it's economically vibrant hinterland. The logistically sensitive port is emerging as the most preferred investment destination for maritime commerce.The Port of Cochin is located on the Willingdon Island at latitude 9 degree 58' north and longitude 76 degree 14' east on the south west coast of India about 930 k.m. south of Bombay and 320 k.m. north of Kanyakumari.
Cochin Port Trust has also taken, steps for implementation of the various projects under the National Maritime Development Programme (NMDP) which include Terminal facilities like International Container Transshipment Terminal, International Bunkering Terminal, International Cruise Terminal, International Ship Repair Facilities, LNG Re-gasification Plant, Single Buoy Mooring for Kochi Refineries Ltd.,etc. and Infrastructure development facilities like National Highway connectivity, Rail connectivity, Breakwaters, capital Dredging etc. at total estimated cost of Rs.8487 crores. These projects are in different stages of processing or implementation.