Port Project

The Government of Kerala as part of its various programs for development of the state, has identified to develop Vizhinjam International deep water Multipurpose Seaport. It has formed a separate company, viz. Vizhinjam International Seaport Limited (VISL) as a special purpose Government company (fully owned by Government of Kerala) that would act as implementing agency for development of the greenfield port at Vizhinjam in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala.

The Ministry of Environment & Forest, Government of India accorded Environmental Clearance to this project.

View Environmental Clearance order

Advantages of Vizhinjam are:

  • Availability of 20m contour within one nautical mile from the coast.
  • Minimal littoral drift along the coast, hardly any maintenance dredging required.
  • Links to national/regional road, rail network
  • Flexibility in design and expansion being a Greenfield project
  • Proximity to International shipping route

Refer Master Plan and Selection of Concessionaire on this website for more details.

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