Vizhinjam Port – Information & Status Updates

Adani Group’s Vizhinjam Port (IN NYY1) is a deep water container transshipment port under construction south-east of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala, India.

The project is officially known as Vizhinjam International Seaport Thiruvananthapuram (VIST) and will be developed in 3 phases. The port is located at the intersection of the Arabian Sea & Indian Ocean, and will be operated by the Adani Group’s subsidiary for a period of 40 years.

Vizhinjam Port project is India’s first deep-water port with the water depth in and around Vizhinjam varying from 23 to 27 meters.

Construction on Vizhinjam Port began in December 2015 with an original deadline of September 2018. The project has faced major delays due to Cyclone Okchi, COVID-19 pandemic, and protests over environmental concerns.

Phase 1 of Vizhinjam Port is expected to be completed in September 2024 and will provide a capacity to handle 1 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit).

Key Details & Layout

  • Total Estimated Cost: Rs. 31,000 crore
  • Draft Depth: 24 meters
  • Owner: Government of Kerala
  • Concessionaire: Adani Vizhinjam Port Private Ltd. (AVPPL)
  • Concession Period: 40 years
  • Construction Started: December 5, 2015
  • Estimated Opening: September 15, 2024
via Vizhinjam Port’s DPR

Current Status

On July 12, 2024, Vizhinjam Port received its first cargo ship (‘Mother Ship’) named San Fernando from Gujarat’s Mundra Port.

Phase 1 of Vizhinjam Port is expected to be completed in September 2024 and will provide a capacity to handle 1 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit).

On October 15 2023, a ship named ‘Zhen Hua 15’ carrying Vizhinjam Port’s cranes became the first ship to dock at the port.

Location

Vizhinjam Port is connected to national highway NH-66 (shown in below below) and is located about 16 kms from Trivandrum International Airport – view on Google Maps

Planned road and rail connectivity – via DPR

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Page last updated: July 14, 2024. Have a question or spot an error? Let me know here.