Tamilnadu with its vast Coast-line of 1000 KMs. has two Major Ports at Chennai and Thoothukudi, two Intermediate Ports at Cuddalore and Nagapattinam.n order to facilitate M/s Foods, Fats and Fertilisers Ltd, for settingup of Edible Oil Storage Terminal of 3660 M.T capacity at Nagapattinam one acre of port land has been allotted to the above company . The above company has proposed to handle 30000 M.Tonnes of Edible oil per annum. The first edible oil vessel called at this port on 29.5.99 and discharged 1000 M.T of Edible oil. Edible oil vessels are now regularly calling at this port.
M/s Madras Refineries Ltd., the receiver of Crude oil at PY-3 Oil field and who is now transporting the Crude Oil from PY-3 Oil field to Chennai by ships and by tanker lorries to their Cauvery Basin Refinery at Panangudi have proposed to construct a Jetty with approach trestle at Nagapattinam for receiving Crude oil directly from PY-3 Oil field. The Board had already approved the above proposal. The company have engaged various consultants to carry out the studies /investigations required for the marine constructions. They have proposed to handle 4 lakh M.tonnes of Crude oil per annum. Preliminary work has been commenced and construction of the jetty for handling Crude Oil will be ready by 2001 end.