1.Import/Export Procedure of Cargo

Importers/Exporters can import/export various types of cargo through Cochin Port. The details of cargo that can be imported/exported through Cochin Port are given in the Foreign Trade procedure 2008-09 published by Director General of Foreign Trade. Please visit http://dgft.delhi.nic.in and www.cbec.gov.in  for further details.

(a)   Import Documents

(1)   Import General Manifest approved by Customs.

(2)   Bill of Entry along with cargo charges to be filed through Customs Broker.

(3)   Customs Out of Charge Certificate.

(4)   Steamer Agent's Delivery Order/ Bill of Lading for ownership of the cargo.

(b)   Export Documents

(1)   Shipping Bill approved by Customs.

(2)   Cargo charges through Customs Broker.

(3)   Customs Let Export Order for the specified shipping

All documents are to be submitted online through Port Community System  and Customs system.

2.Container Freight Station (CFS) Facilities and Operation

Cochin Port has a full fledged Container Freight Station with mechanised stuffing and de-stuffing service. The CFS has 10,000 Sq m of covered space and 20,000 Sq m of open space. The CFS has facility for stuffing and de-stuffing both LCL and FCL containers. The CFS operation is from 7 am to 9:15 pm on all days except Sundays and Holidays. On-wheel stuffing/de-stuffing is also provided. Facilities for palletising are also available. Security at the CFS is provided by the Port. Containers can be moved between the Container Terminal (ICTT) and the CFS also through the Ro-Ro Terminal available in Willingdon Island, near the CFS.

3. Personal Baggage Clearance

Cochin Port has facility to handle unaccompanied personal baggage received in containers. The container will be de-stuffed at the Port CFS and the goods will be examined and cleared by Customs. The customer has to submit necessary documents to Customs and Port, either through a Customs Broker or directly.

The importer shall initially submit copy of the Bill of Lading along with cargo charges and Delivery Order to Port. Appraisal Ticket shall be issued from Port for Customs examination. After Customs Clearance the importer shall submit Customs Out Of Charge stamped in Baggage Declaration for taking delivery of goods.

4. IMO Class -I cargo

Please click below to see the procedure for handling the IMO Class-I cargo at Cochin Port. The procedure is approved by the Chief Controller of Explosives.

Standard Operation Procedure

5. RO-RO Terminal

Cochin Port has set up a Ro-Ro Terminal for transporting the containers between Willingdon Island and ICTT Vallarpadam. Containers can be transported cost-effectively between the Port CFS and ICTT through the facility.

6. Bunkering

Bunker supply can be done at all berths by barge/trucks/pipeline. All major oil companies undertake supplies which is arranged through agents.

7. ​​​​​​​Pipeline Network

Dedicated POL handling facility is available at the Tanker Terminals at COT, STB and NTB. Pipeline network is also available at SCB, Q4, BTP and Q7 for handling Liquid Ammonia, Petrochemicals, POL, Edible Oil and Carbon Black Feed Stock (CBFS).

8. Information Centre

Round the clock Marine and Traffic Control Rooms are functioning at Port Control Office, and at Ernakulam Wharf and Mattancherry Wharf. Users can contact these Control Rooms for any information regarding vessel movement and cargo operation. The contact numbers are:

(1)   Port Control Office - 0484 2667105 / 2582525

(2)  Ernakulam Wharf Control Room - 0484-2582209

(3)   Mattancherry Wharf Control Room - 0484-2582208