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Azhikkal Port

Azhikkal Port

Latitude. 11˚ 56’ N
longitude. 75˚ 17’ E

Azhikkal is a riverside port located at the confluence of Valapattanam River and Mattol River with the Lakshadweep Sea in Kannur district of Kerala. At present, Azhikkal is a small harbour. Kannur town is just 10 km from the port site which can serve as a port town providing all supporting urban infrastructure. Kozhikode town is only 80 km south of the Azhikkal port. NH 17 is a major highway that connects Mumbai via Panvel–Goa–Karnataka to Kerala. Running near the western coast in Kerala, it is a 2 lane road which runs from north to south on the Malabar Coast passing through Kasargod, Kannur, Kozhikode up to Trivandrum, covering the primary hinterland of Azhikkal port.

Azhikkal port is connected with Valapattanam River, which forms part of state waterways. In addition potential exists for development of inland waterway connecting Hosdurg in Kasargod district with Poovar, near Thiruvananthapuram in the south, which has a length of 560 km. The development of waterway will help in de-congesting the road traffic through NH 17.

The port has a 226m wharf with 3m draft alongside and can cater to coastal movement through river sea vessels. The port is also equipped with a Mobile harbour crane and reach stacker to facilitate container handling.