Next to Chennai and Coimbatore, Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, is set to become a major logistics hub. An MMLP (multimodal logistics park) is being considered for development by the state government and the VOC Port authority in order to facilitate infrastructure and enable seamless multimodal freight transfer. The execution of the Rs 6000 crore Outer Harbour Project, which has the potential to transform VO Chidambaranar Port into a transhipment hub, has shifted the focus to developing a multimodal logistics park. The sources claim that a feasibility study has been completed to create a multimodal logistics park for the VOC Port.
Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, is set to become a major logistics hub
With port land measuring around 1500 acres at Hare Island, being surrounded by water on three sides, and having relatively little habitation, the VOC Port is likely to become a hub for green hydrogen. These conditions are perfect for hydrogen generation and storage. To gather expertise in the production, transport, storage, transmission, and bunkering of green hydrogen and its byproducts, such as green ammonia and methanol, the port has proposed to put up a pilot green hydrogen plant that will produce 10 tonnes daily.
Southern Railways intended to be a part of the MMLP development in Thootukudi
According to sources, the state plans to create a multimodal logistics park in Thoothukudi on the model of the Mapeddu multimodal logistics park, which cost Rs 1200 crore. We have learned that Southern Railways intended to be a part of the multimodal logistics park development in Thootukudi. The MMLP in Mappedu is one of the first projects to be selected for implementation as part of the Indian government’s broad “Bharatmala Pariyojana” program. Cold storage, warehouses with automated material handling, and intermodal transfer ports for containers, break-bulk, and bulk cargo are just a few of the amenities that the new multimodal logistics park will offer.