CEO's Message


Welcome to the World Class Container Terminal in East coast of India. I am very glad to present our website to you and I hope you find the information here relevant and useful.

Strategically situated on the Coromandel Coast in South-East India, DP World Chennai is today a major main line hub port in the Indian subcontinent.

Chennai Container Terminal took over the operations of the terminal from the Port of Chennai on 30th November, 2001 on a 30 years BOT licence. Ever since the takeover the CCT team worked relentlessly to improve the terminal to successfully achieve bench marks established at international terminals.

It gives me great pleasure to share with you that CCT is ranked at the 79th position among the top 100 container terminals in the world. We are one of the fast growing terminals in India with a CAGR of 20 %. This would not have been possible without your continued patronage and I take this opportunity to thank each one of you.

As you are aware Chennai has been transformed into a Main Line Port having direct connectivity to 50+ ports. We presently have four mainline services with direct connectivity to Mediterranean, Europe, Thailand, Vietnam, China and Korea. The mainline services are complemented by seven weekly feeder services and one coastal service to Colombo, Vizag, Penang, Port Klang, Singapore, Yangon & Port Blair respectively. Presently CCT is connected to 50+ ports worldwide. Further improvements in productivity will enable us to bring in a couple of more services.

Our terminal is India’s first e-terminal and is proud to have a dedicated Customer Service Team to shoulder the responsibility of providing the best of services to our customers.

We have always ensured that our terminal is a SAFE WORKING PLACE FOR ALL and with enhanced safety measures in all spheres of our operations has enabled us to become a “Fatal Free Terminal” for three consecutive years in a row.

The web site of DP World Chennai is yet another initiative to ensure and establish active communication with our valued customers. We also publish a quarterly newsletter “Outreach” for our Customers to enable them to keep abreast of the latest developments in the terminal and apprise them of future plans so that they may benefit from them. The link to “Outreach” is available on our website and I invite you to peruse it for more information.

I sign off with an appeal for constructive feed back from all of you to improve our delivery systems and processes as well as the content in the web site.

Ennarasu Karunesan

Chief Executive Officer
DP World Chennai