Who we are

The Preamble of the Kerala Maritime Board Act, 2017 states that it is: “An Act to provide for the constitution of the Kerala Maritime Board for non – major ports in the State of Kerala and to vest administration, control and management of such ports and certain undertakings in that Board.”

Accordingly, the Government of Kerala has enacted the Kerala Maritime Board Act 2017 in November 2017 and notified the appointed day on 02-05-2019 for the transfer of assets and liabilities of the Port Directorate, KSMDCL and KMS to Kerala Maritime Board. With the commencement of the Act, the Kerala Maritime Board has come into being in the place of the Directorate of Ports.

Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan
Chief Minister, Kerala
Shri. V N Vasavan
Minister for Ports, Kerala
Chairman’s Desk

The Department of ports have been reconstituted and a statutory Board viz Kerala Maritime Board has been constituted to effectively exploit the 590 km vast sea coast of Kerala for the benefit of the State strictly complying all laws particularly those related to environment protection. Kerala Maritime sector has a lot of potential for various activities viz port related industries, port development, port based tourism sectors etc. The Maritime Board has to undertake various projects to accomplish the objectives. Essentially the Maritime Board is in the process of setting up systems and procedures for functioning of the Board as a professional organisation. As a first step the Kerala maritime board has obtained ISPS status for four ports under its control viz Kollam, Vizhinjam, Beypore and Azhikkal. Again we are trying to get immigration checkpoint status for Kollam port and we sincerely expect that it will also become fruitful shortly. In the coming years Kerala Maritime Board is planning to undertake various projects to make our ports at par with leading ports of the country by ensuring suitable infrastructure development.

Shri. N. S Pillai, IA & AS (Retd.)Chairman

Our Services

We provide comprehensive maritime services to develop Kerala into a smart, sustainable and prosperous blue economy.

Crew Change
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Coastal Shipping Incentive
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Licencing of Port Land & Buildings
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Inland Vessel
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Our Ports

The state of Kerala has a 590km long coastline with 17 notified non major ports, The Kerala Maritime Board is acting as the nodal agency for all the maritime related activities in the state.

Kerala Maritime Institute

Encouraging maritime education and offering training for various maritime related careers is one of the pursued missions of Kerala Maritime Board. The growing job opportunities in maritime sector require professionally qualified and highly skilled human resource. The Kerala Maritime Institute will spearhead the maritime education and training and research activities. The institutes will be developed in to centres of excellence with international repute and in future will address all the research and consultancy requirements of the sector. The two campuses at Neendakara and other at Kodungallor will have state of the art facilities to meet the requirements of various courses. The courses conducting in the academy are Lascar, Serang, Second class master, First class master, First class driver, Second class driver and fourth engineer. Director General of Shipping approved courses also will start in course of time.

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