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Samsara Shipping Pvt. Ltd.
Manickam Towers-2nd Floor
146, Palayamkottai Road
Tuticorin - 628003

CONTACT :
Tel : +91 - 0461 - 4212345/4212319
Fax : +91 - 0461 - 4212344

TUTICORIN PORT

BA CHARTS
• Tuticorin approach chart No. 576
ANCHORAGE
Anchorage area within Tuticorin port limits is available depending on the arrival draft and with due consultation with pilot station master can anchor in the preffered area well away from the channel.
PILOTAGE
24 X 7 pilotage available with max draft of 12.8m.
COMMUNICATION
Pilot station channel no. 14 or 16
RESTRICTION
Max Draft 12.8m / Beam 32.26 m / no air draft restriction. Vsl arriving with draft above 12.8m has to lighten at anchorage to attain 12.8m and then berth.
TIDE
Max + or - 1m (does not effect berthing / unberthing)
WEATHER
Jan - Mar : Winter / Apr - May : Summer / Jun - Aug : south west monsoon - wind season / Oct - Dec : Rainy season
STEVEDORES WORKING HOURS
0600 - 1400, 1400 - 2200, 2200 - 0600
FRESH WATER AVAILABLE
yes Available delivery at Warp and pump up to vsl in trucks
FUEL / PROVISION
Yes FO 180 CST & MGO Available at warp delivery in trucks during day light. OJ, CJ 1&2 has FO delivery thro pipeline ex warph to vsl.
GANGWAY
Vsl Gangway to be used by vsl with duly handling the safety precautions as per IMO regulations. Addl gangway/ladder for rent is available in case of needs
FLOATING CRANE / MOBILE CRANE
• • At present Floating crane is not available went for dry dock / return date not known

• Barges available with vendors for lightening with vsl cranes

• 2 x 120 Mt SWL - 32 CBM / 18 CBM grab fitted cranes available at berth 9.

• x TRF Electric Crane with 8, 10, 12 CBM grabs available for discharge bulk cargo at berth 3 & 4
REPATRIATION
/NEAREST AIRPORT
Domestic : Tuticorin / Foreign : Chennai or Trivandrum
HOLIDAYS
English New Year Day : Friday January : 01-01-2016

Thai pongal: Friday January : 15-01-2016

Mattu Pongal : Saturday January : 16-01-2016

Uzhavar Thirunal : Sunday January : 17-01-2016

Republic day Tuesday January 26-01-2016

Good Friday : Friday March : 25-03-2016

Telugu new year - Ugadi Festivel : Friday April : 08-04-2016

Tamil New Year: Thursday : April : 14-04-2016

Mahavir Jayanti : Tuesday April : 19-04-2016

May Day - workers day: Sunday May : 01-05-2016

Ramzan - Ramadan: Wednesday July : 06-07-2016

Indian Independence Day : Monday August : 15-08-2016

Krishna Jayanthi ( Gokulashtami ) : Thursday August : 25-08-2016

Vinayagar Chaturthi Monday : September : 05-09-2016

Bakrid - Eid al-Adha : Tuesday September : 13-09-2016

Gandhi Jayanti Sunday October 02-10-2016

Saraswathi Pooja,Ayudha Pooja : Monday October : 10-10-2016

Vijayadashami : Tuesday October : 11-10-2016

Muharram Wednesday October 12-10-2016

Diwali - Deepavali : Saturday October: 29-10-2016

milad un nabi: Tuesday December : 13-12-2016

Christmas day : Sunday December : 25-12-2016

AUTHORITIES


BERTH
BERTH Type Max. Permissible draft/mt Quay Length Maximum size of vessel that can be accommodated
Length DWL
V.O.C.Berth No.I Alongside 9.30 168 183* 25,000
V.O.C.Berth No.II Alongside 9.30 168 183* 40,000
V.O.C.Berth No.IIII Alongside 10.70** 192 245* 50,000
Alongside
V.O.C.Berth No.IV Alongside 10.80** 192 245* 50,000
Berth No.V (A.B.1) Alongside 8.60 168 183* 40,000
Berth No.VI (A.B.2) Alongside 9.30 168 245* 40,000
Berth No.VII (PSA- SICAL Container Terminal) Alongside 10.70 370 245 50,000
Berth No.VIII Alongside 12.80 345 245* 65,000
Berth No.IX Alongside 12.80 334.5 330 75,000
Berth No. NCB-I Alongside 12.80 320 (D) 225 65,000
Shallow Berth Alongside 5.85 140 120 5000
Oil jetty Jetty 12.80 (A) 229 65,000
Coal jetty-I Jetty 12.80 (B) 225 50,000
Coal jetty -II Jetty 12.80 (C) 225 60,000
Zone - B Can also handle sailing vessels and barges and small vessels 3.00
NOTE

(6) Tankers of less than 150 M will not be berthed at Oil Jetty.

(5)(C) Distance between dolphins at extreme ends - 300m

(5)(C) Length of main jetty - 200m

(4)(B) Distance between dolphins at extreme ends - 300 m

(4)(B) Length of main jetty - 185m

(3)(A) Distance between mooring dolphins at extreme ends - 340m

(3)(A) Length of service Platform - 82m

(2)** Vessels drawing in excess of 10.70 shall be berthed at during high water only.

(B, C) This berth is dedicated to receiver TTPS / TANGEDCO. These berth has hoppers and convery belt system at warph. Discharge of cargo is by Ship gears only and no shore crane available. A min vsl crane boom length of 27m is required with Hydraulic grabs only for safe dumping of cargo into hoppers in these CJ1 & 2 Berths. The Hoppers are of 10.5 m height from the berth platform and the Sea level is 4 m from the berth platform with a + or - 1.0 mtr as max low / high tide level.

(D) This Berth is a dedicated berth for the receiver Neyveli Tamilnadu Power Ltd., Tuticorin. This berth does not attract Berth hire for the entire stay of vsl. Discharge of cargo is by 2 x shore Gantries fitted with hoppers and grabs and cargo transfer by conveyor belt system from warph to plant. Gantry is 40 mt SWL with 20 CBM grabs.
PORT LAYOUT


PORT REGULATION
a. Garbage disposal is NOT compulsory.

b. Any deep draft vsl berthing at berth 9 has to lighten till 10.7 or 9.3 m and must shift to other berth to give way for deep draft vsls berthing. This is self shifting on that vsl a/c.

c. 9th berth has 2 x 120 mt SWL - 32 CBM grab fitted cranes. Both cranes has to be hired by all coal vsls and must give a productivity of 28000 mt basis port circular through out the stay of the vsl at berth 9. This has to be given in written in vsl discharge plan. Else the vsl will loose the arrival seniority. This crane hire is normally to the cost of the receiver or basis the sale contract. If required this cranes can be moved to any other berth along with the vsl.

d. For a better turn around of the vsl the stevedores must engage max number of gangs equal to the no. of hatches the cargo available onboard from berthing till completion. They can hire any of the 3 nos. TRF shore crane (8, 10, 12 CBM grab fitted) at berth 3 & 4.

e. If any clean cargo bulk vsl is berthed at berth 8 - the container terminal the vsl has to pay 44.81% of addl berth hire to port basis the terminal revenue share with port.

f. Berths where Port has not provided shore crane facility a 20% rebate on berth hire is applicable for the entire duration of the vsl at that berth. (Berth 9, 8, 5 & 6 )
CONTACT INFORMATION
V.O.CHIDAMBARANAR PORT TRUST, TUTICORIN - 628 004
Telephone: (0461) 2352290 (50 lines)
Fax: (0461) 2352301
Telegraphic code: PORTRUST
E-mail: info@vocport.gov.in
Website: www.vocport.gov.in
PORT TARIFF BASIC
• All below charges are As per slab basis GRT of vsl as given below

• Pls see the notes in SOR for more details against every charge

• All below charges are sub to addl 6.5% PENSION LEVY as per Port Scale of Rates.

• All below charges are sub to 18% Goods and Service tax


VESSEL RELATED CHARGES

2.1. SCHEDULE OF PORT DUES:

Sl.No. Particulars Rate per GRT Frequency of payment in respect of the same vessel
Coastal vessel (in) Foreign-going vessel (in US $) Coastal vessel Foreign-going vessel
1 Ships/steamers 6.70 0.2572 Port dues payable once in 30 days. The due is payable on each entry into the port.
2 Sailing vessel 3.36 0.1286


2.2.1. SCHEDULE OF PILOTAGE FEES

The rate specified below is for Zone A

Sl.No. Size of vessel Rate per GRT
Coastal vessel (in) Foreign-going vessel (in US $)
1 Upto 10,000 GRT. 9.08 0.3484
2 10,001 - 15,000 GRT. 9.40 0.3604
3 15,001 - 20,000 GRT. 9.73 0.3734
4 20,001 - 25,000 GRT. 10.08 0.3865
5 25,001 - 30,000 GRT. 10.42 0.3996
6 Above 30,001 10.77 0.4127
The Pilotage fee prescribed above is subject to a minimum charge of `13,737.00 per ship in case of coastal vessel and US$ 526.80 per ship in case of foreign-going vessel.


2.2.3. Shifting Charges

(I) Shifting between berths in South Break Water / North Break Water

Sl.No. Size of vessel Rate per GRT
Coastal vessel (in) Foreign-going vessel (in US $)
1 Upto 10,000 GRT. 2.53 0.0968
2 10,001 - 15,000 GRT. 2.62 0.1001
3 15,001 - 20,000 GRT. 2.71 0.1037
4 20,001 - 25,000 GRT. 2.80 0.1074
5 25,001 - 30,000 GRT. 2.90 0.1110
6 Above 30,001 2.99 0.1147


Shifting between berths from South Break Water to North Break Water or Vice versa.

Sl.No. Size of vessel Rate per GRT
Coastal vessel (in) Foreign-going vessel (in US $)
1 Upto 10,000 GRT. 5.04 0.1936
2 10,001 - 15,000 GRT. 5.22 0.2002
3 15,001 - 20,000 GRT. 5.41 0.2075
4 20,001 - 25,000 GRT. 5.59 0.2148
5 25,001 - 30,000 GRT. 5.78 0.2221
6 Above 30,001 5.98 0.2293


2.4.1. SCHEDULE OF BERTH HIRE CHARGES

Sl.No. Size of vessel Rate per GRT per hour or part thereof
Coastal vessel (in) Foreign-going vessel (in US $)
1 Upto and inclusive of 3,000 GRT 0.096 subject to a minimum of `189.76 0.0037 subject to a minimum of US $ 7.2765
2 3,001 to 10,000 GRT 0.064 subject to a minimum of `289.69 0.0024 subject to a minimum of US $ 11.11
3 10,001 to 15,000 GRT 0.083 0.0032
4 15,001 to 20,000 GRT 0.102 0.0040
5 20,001 to 25,000 GRT 0.140 0.0054
6 25,001 to 30,000 GRT 0.153 0.0059
7 30,001 GRT and above 0.166 0.0064


2.4.1. SCHEDULE OF BERTH HIRE CHARGES

Sl.No. Size of vessel Rate per GRT
Coastal vessel (in) Foreign-going vessel (in US $)


2.6.1. Schedule of Anchorage charges

Sl.No. Size of vessel Rate per GRT per hour or part thereof
For stay of vessel in any area inside the harbour basin but without occupying any of the berths/jetties either individually or by means of double banking For stay of vessel in any area outside the harbour basin and within the notified Port Limits of V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust.
Coastal vessels (in) Foreign - going vessels (in US$) Coastal vessels (in) Foreign - going vessels (in US$)
1 Upto and inclusive of 3,000 GRT 0.0193 subject to a minimum of `37.99 0.00074 subject to a minimum of US $1.4558 0.0077 subject to a minimum of `15.32 0.00029 subject to a minimum of US $ 0.5874
2 3,001 to 10,000 GRT 0.0126 subject to a minimum of `57.94 0.00049 subject to a minimum of US $ 2.22 0.0051 subject to a minimum of `23.31 0.00019 subject to a minimum of US $ 0.8939
3 10,001 to 15,000 GRT 0.0166 0.0006 0.0066 0.0003
4 15,001 to 20,000 GRT 0.0206 0.0008 0.0083 0.0003
5 20,001 to 25,000 GRT 0.0278 0.0011 0.0110 0.0004
6 25,001 to 30,000 GRT 0.0306 0.0012 0.0122 0.0005
7 30,001 GRT and above 0.0332 0.0013 0.0133 0.0005
8 Double Banking In respect of a vessel which is double banked with another vessel occupying a berth it will be charged half of the anchorage charges specified in the above schedule.
2.7. Schedule of Lighterage Operation fee in respect of vessels at anchorage:

Sl.No. Size of vessel Rate per GRT per hour or part thereof
Coastal vessel (in) Foreign-going vessel (in US $)
1 Upto and inclusive of 3,000 GRT 0.0193 subject to a minimum of `37.99 0.00074 subject to a minimum of US $ 1.46
2 3,001 to 10,000 GRT 0.0126 subject to a minimum of `57.94 0.00049 subject to a minimum of US $ 2.22
3 10,001 to 15,000 GRT 0.0166 0.00064
4 15,001 to 20,000 GRT 0.0206 0.00079
5 20,001 to 25,000 GRT 0.0279 0.00107
6 25,001 to 30,000 GRT 0.0306 0.00117
7 30,001 GRT and above 0.0332 0.00128
8 Double Banking In respect of a vessel which is double banked with another vessel occupying a berth it will be charged half of the above charges specified in the above schedule.
For any querries Pls feel free to contact undersigned.

Best Regards,
S. Samuel Benett,
Merchant Shipping Services Pvt. Ltd.,
Tuticorin, India.
(As Agents only)
Tel : +91 461 4212345
Dir : +91 461 4000163
Mob : +91 99422 22942
web : www.merchantshpg.com Cargo wise discharge norms by Port:-
The berth occupancy for each vessel will be determined based on the output norms as given below for levy of penal berth hire charges as per the New Berthing Norms, 2016.

Notes:

(i) If a ship stays within 5% (higher or lower) of the stipulated time for that commodity as specified above, then no penalty/incentive will be levied/paid.
(ii) In cases where actual berth stay is more than 5% higher than the stipulated time for that commodity as specified above, number of additional hours spent at berth will be penalised at 3 x berth hire.
(iii) In cases where actual berth stay is more than 5% lower than the stipulated time for that commodity as specified above, number of additional hours saved will be incentivised at 1 x berth hire.

The Performance norms will be revised every quarter during the first year until the target norms for commodity are reached. Subsequent revision will be done yearly or upon up-gradation of berth infrastructure and conforming to directions of Ministry of Shipping, G.O.I.
NORMS FOR ALL CARGOES - 2016-2017 REMARKS
DRY BULK CARGO
Sl. No. Commodity Productivity Norms (Tonnes per Day)
1 I Coal & T Coal-IX Berth 28,000
2 I Coal & T Coal-III/IV Berth 12,000 17,000
After
installation
of proposd
HMC.
3 Garnet Sand (Bulk) 12,000
4 Gypsum In Bulk 12,000
5 Ilmenite 15,600
6 Iron Ore 13,000
7 Lime Stones 10,000
8 Rock Phosphate 10,000
9 Petrolium Coke 10,000
10 Copper Concentrate 9,000
11 Potassium Sulphate (Mop,Sop) 9,000
12 Sulphur 8,000
13 Sugar(Raw) 7,000
14 Salt In Bulk 7,000
15 Clinkers 7,000
16 Wheat in Bulk 6,500
17 Diammoniam Phosphate 6000
18 Peas (Yellow) 7000
19 Urea 6000
20 Maize (Bulk) 4000
21 Stone(Rough) 5200
22 Stone Dust 3300
23 Stone Aggregate 3200
24 Oil Cake/Copra 2500


LIQUID CARGO
Sl. No Cargo Name Productivity Norms
Average output
1 Furnace Oil – IOC 10,000
2 Naptha – IOC 7500
3 Naptha – SPIC 3500
4 Diesel Oil – Jetty / Berth 8,000/3,500
5 LPG 5000
6 Liquid Ammonia 5000
7 Caustic Soda Lye 5000
8 Palm Oil 4000
9 Sulphuric Acid 4000
10 Phosphoric Acid 9500
11 Furnace Oil – Spic 3000
12 VCM 3000
BREAK BULK CARGO
Sl. No Cargo Name Productivity Norms
Average output
1 Garnet Sand in Bags 8000
2 Cement in Bags 2000
3 Iron and Steel Materials 4800
4 Logs 4600
5 Salt in Bags 2500
6 Sugar in Bags 2500
7 General Cargo 2500
8 Granite 2000
9 Cashew Nuts in Bags 1500
10 Machinaries 1200