The Terminal operates state-of-the art infrastructure and provides a world-class service to its customers. DP World's Chennai Terminal was inaugurated by the former Minister of Shipping Shri. GK Vasan as India's first e-container terminal. The simplified and convenient online services offered by CCT to its valued customers include Electronic form 13, Electronic SSR, Web access, Web based CRM, Invoice & account statements on the web, customer relationship management and Web / SMS based container tracking system ensures real time information available at the click of a button.

A CFS, with a covered area of 6500sqm, operates within the port offering such services as inspection, LCL de-stuffing and delivery of import cargo. The presence of the CFS within the port premises enables prompt and convenient services to importers as well as passengers including swift transhipment of LCL cargo to Inland Container Destinations such as Bangalore, Hyderabad, Cochin, Pondicherry and other locations.


Find below the factors which make CCTL special:

Faster Vessel turn around: The 4  Noel Super Post Panamax Quay cranes, Single lift and 1 Noel Super Post Panamax Quay cranes, Twin lift & 2 ZPMC Super Post Panamax Quay cranes, Twin lift ensure faster loading and discharge from vessels.

Faster Truck turn around: With 22 RTGCs, 1 Reach Stackers and automated yard management is resulting in speedy container delivery.

Easy documentation: CCTL documentation center  has been adequately staffed to ensure faster clearance and minimum waiting time for trucks. The documentation procedures has been simplified.

Terminal Operating System: CCTL uses an in house developed Terminal Operating System ie Zodiac which is maintained and developed by DPW HO and is widely used in DPW terminals


  • Zodiac container management software is used for capturing real time information of containers getting discharged, loaded, gated in, and gated out and also shifting to different locations in the yards.
  • Zodiac application used for planning also optimizes productivity by managing and maintaining terminal business transactions and data processing while accurately recording and invoicing all transactions and services.
  • Zodiac application automates billings, data exchange and reporting functions while capturing a complete history of all transactions and work.
  • Dynamic reporting capabilities put key information at the terminal managers' fingertips, enabling them to track performance, improve customer service and increase profitability.

Round the clock terminal operations: The terminal operates 24/7 x 365 days. There are no closed holidays for the terminal.

Flexible cut off time: Export containers can be gated in 6 hours prior to berthing of the nominated vessel. Relaxation on case-to-case is allowed on Special Service Request (SSR). This allows last minute shipments to connect to desired vessel.
Theft/pilferage-free operations: Round the clock inside terminal security at strategic locations ensure theft and pilferage free operation.

State-of-the art work shop: The state-of-the art engineering work shop ensures maximum up-time of the equipments.

Container tracking: Vessel and containers details can be tracked through our website:

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