The Cuddalore Port is situated in Lat.110 43 N. Long. 79049' East at the confluence of the rivers Gadilam and Paravanar discharging as combined river into the sea in the District of Cuddalore in Tamil nadu. The ships anchor in mid stream at a distance of about a mile from the shore and cargo is loaded and discharged through lighters.There is a bar at the mouth of the river, which maintain a depth of 5' to 6' at low water. During the months of July to September the depth over the bar is reduced to about 3 to 4 feet.
The hinterland of Cuddalore Port consists of the districts of Cuddalore and parts of Salem and Thiruchirapalli. The area is rich in minerals, having Lignites at Neyveli about 40 Kms from the port and iron ore deposits in Salem District. There are several oil crushing mills in the vicinity of the port. Sugar factories are at Nellikuppam, Pennadam and Mundiyampakkam. 1132.4 Mts. Of wharf length is available for berthing lighters. The depth alongside the wharves varies from 1.5 to 1.8 mts. There are railway sidings (Meter guage) at all these wharves, which are connected to the Cuddalore junction which is on the main lines of the Southern Railway, A wharf to a length of 200 mts. On the western side of Uppanar river near New Port Office is also available for shipping and landing facilities.
Location : Cuddalore Port, Tamilnadu Port Department,
Marine House, Beach Road,
Devanampattinam - 682030
Nearest AirPort: Chennai
Nearest International AirPort: Chennai
11o 43' N
79o 47' E
Avg Rain Fall :
20.8°C & 32°C