The International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT), is India’s first transshipment terminal and the first container terminal to operate in a SEZ, which was inaugurated and dedicated to the nation by our honorable Prime minister on 11th February 2011. When fully developed ICTT will be the largest single operator container terminal in India.

ICTT boasts of an infrastructure second to none in India. 600 meters of quay line, 2712 ground slots, 3 gates each for in and out movements supported by 4 Super Post Panamax quay cranes, 15 RTGC’s 3 reach stackers, 2 Empty container handlers, 2 Mobile container handlers form the current infrastructure at ICTT. A draft of 14.5 meters can accommodate the largest ships afloat today.

ICTT, in a short span of operations has proven to be one of the most efficient terminals In India. ICTT the broke its own record for maximum GCR and set a new record 54.37 moves per hour.
The operational efficiency at ICTT brought M.V. Maersk Sembawang, 319 meters the largest vessel to berth in a South Indian port.

ICTT has a unique location advantage which no other Indian port has. Located 11 nautical miles off the Middle East trade route and 76 nautical miles off the Suez route, Cochin's proximity to these trade routes makes the terminal attractive as a hub to the vessels operating in this route. This coupled with the most competitive marine charge in region, ICTT is attracting a lot of mainlines since commencement of operations, significantly reducing transit time from the Indian markets to various global destinations. With cheaper transshipment costs ICTT has been used by lines as transshipment hub for transshipping cargo to ports like Tuticorin, Mangalore, Mundra, Kandla etc. and to international destinations.

ICTT has an enviable multimodal connectivity compared to many terminals in India. An 8.3 km rail link connects ICTT to the national network from Edapally; with a record 4.62 km long rail bridge, the longest in India. A dedicated 4 lane highway connecting the major national highways and excellent Coastal connectivity to all the ports in the country offers multimodal options to the trade using ICTT. Furthermore barging operations using the wide inland waterway network of Kerala significantly reduces time and cost for the local businesses.

ICTT has added Mainline services to Europe, Jebel Ali and East Med Ports. With a few firsts to the name, excellence in operations and savings in costs and transit time ICTT is emerging as the new hub port of the South and is poised to become the major hub port in the region.

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Praveen Thomas Joseph
Chief Executive Officer
Tel : +91 484 415 6200

Mr.Praveen Thomas Joseph has a B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering) degree and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (MICS), UK. He has more than 20 years of diverse experience in Logistics with focus on 3PL, Ocean freight, General Management, Liner Shipping, Airfreight, Customs Clearance & Warehousing. He also has Regional and Country P&L experience in driving sustainable profitable growth through business generation & restructuring and operational, commercial & process improvement expertise.

He has worked with organizations like Aspinwall & Co. Ltd. (Maersk Line agency) and Panalpina World Transport in India and abroad. He has worked with DHL Global forwarding as Vice President, where he was responsible for Ocean freight & Integrated Warehousing Services for the Middle East Africa region comprising of 23 own and 38 agent countries based in Dubai. His key achievements include maintaining sustainable ocean freight growth amid a market downturn, upgradation of LCL service capabilities and turnaround of loss-making DHL businesses in specific areas in the region.