The Project


The Vizhinjam port is being designed to primarily cater to the transshipment and gateway container business with provision for a cruise terminal, liquid bulk berth and facilities for additional terminals.

The proposed project is based on a Landlord Port Model, where all the civil work facilities viz., construction of basic infrastructure like breakwater, quay wall, dredging, reclamation, rail and road access to the Port will be developed by VISL. Port Operation will be through the PPP model for an agreed concession time period. Terminal operator(s) will be required to develop the container yard, terminal buildings, and purchase & operate the cargo handling equipments.

LocationVizhinjam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Coordinates8°22′25′′N 76°55′17′′E
StatusUnder development, Phase 1
ConcessionaireAdani Vizhinjam Port Private Ltd. (AVPPL)
Concession Period40 years (2015 – 2054)
Draft18m natural, scalable to 20m
Phase 11 Million TEUs (by 2023)
Phase 22.5 Million TEUs
Phase 33.3 Million TEUs
Terminal Area (Phase 1)80 hectares
Quay Length (Phase 1)800 meters
Road4 lane NH-66
RailProposed dedicated freight corridor
Air16 kms from Trivandrum International Airport
Project Cost₹8, 493.44 crores
Funding Breakup
Govt of Kerala61.5%
Govt of India9.6%
Adani Vizhinjam Port Private Ltd28.9%
Employment~5,500 direct jobs