Under the National Maritime Development Programme, the Port has launched a series of ambitious development projects.
Some of these are:
LNG import and Re-gasification Terminal
An LNG import facility and re-gasification terminal with a capacity of up to 5 MMTPA is to be set up by M/s Petronet LNG Ltd. Preliminary work for this project has already begun.
International Bunkering Terminal
Cochin Port is just 11 nautical miles away from the maritime highway connecting Gulf to the Far East and Australia. Taking advantage of this geo-strategic location of the Port, development of and international bunkering terminal is on the anvil.
International Cruise Passenger Terminal
Considering the tremendous potential for promoting port based tourism products, Cochin Port has decided to set up a Cruise Terminal offering the most modern services on par with international standards.
Port Based Special Economic Zones
The Government of India has notified Vallarpadam and Puthuvypeen areas within the port limits as two seperate Port Based Special Economic Zones. Several export-oriented units including Free Trade Warehousing Zones are expected to come up here.