As per the documents available, the port declared on 28 June 1881 as the nomenclature of Baliapatam’ and during year 1899 its nomenclature as amended to ‘Azhikkal. Azhikkal is a riverside minor port located at the confluence of Valapattanam River and Mattool River with the Lakshadweep Sea in Kannur District of Kerala.
At present, Azhikkal is a small harbour, Kannur Town is about 12 kms from the port site which can serve as a port town providing all supporting urban infrastructure. The development of waterway will help in de-congesting the road traffic. The port located in a basin with a rich hinterland, serves the timber and wood based industry especially Plywoods, tiles, the local fishing trade, and exports cashews, coir, ceramics, textiles, fertilisers, chemicals, tea, rice and coconut.
Azhiikal Port is situated in Azhikkode Village in Kannur District. The Port Office containing double story building in which Port office is working in the ground floor and Customs and EDI facilities is in first floor of the building.Adequate numbers of Staff Quarters are available for its staff. 24 x 7 Ex-Servicemen Security Guards are deployed at Main Gate. Azhikkal Port has 226 metres of Wharf facility, and is having 4 metre draft shipping channel. 14 Numbers of Channel Marking Buoys are installed in Valapattanam River for smooth and safe navigational purposes. Port is equipped with Mobile Harbour Crane (HYDRA 825), LIEBHERR Crane LHM 180 and Reachstacker Crane for container handling during shipping operations.
In addition, as part of ISPS Code implementation, Marine CC-TV for security surveillance, High Mast Lights, 160 KVA Generator for uninterrupted power supply has been installed. Civil works i.e, construction of Compound Wall and Patrolling Pathway and 1000 Sqm warehouse for safe custody of containers during shipping operation is in progress.
- Channel 4 Metres
- Mean Tide 1 Metre
- Oil Terminal NIL
- Cargo Pier 226 Metres of Wharf
- Anchorage Latitude of 11 58’ N Longitude of 75 12’ E
Cargo Handling Equipment
Liebherr Crane LHM 180
Mobile Harbour Crane (HYDRA 825)
Kannur Port 13 kms
Kannur Airport 36 kms
Deepan Kumar T
Port Officer in Charge
V V Prasad
Senior Port Conservator