Cuddalore Port is in Cuddalore District
, in Tamil Nadu
, situated at the confluence of the Gadilam and Paravanar
rivers. Vessels anchor within one mile of the shore. The bar near the shore is at a depth of 10 to 15 m, and reduced to 3-4 ft during July-September.
The port facilities include wharf, 80,000 sq m of stacking area, cargo sheds, signaling, lighters, weigh-bridge, slipway and cargo handling practice. There are plinth areas for each of the cargo sheds. The lighthouse has a light that flashes white for a second in every 5 seconds. The elevation of the lighthouse is 19 m.