Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2008)
V.O.Chidambaranar Port Trust has the proud record of adhering to International Standards of Infrastructure and Operation. It was the first Major Port in India to implement a Quality Management System when the concept of ISO was new in the Port sector. Its efforts were rewarded in 1996 when accreditation to the then ISO 9002:1994 Standard.
The Quality Management System practiced in the Port assiduously since 1996 has helped in orientation of its procedures, processes and policies towards meeting the twin objectives of streamlining its functioning to achieve optimal customer satisfaction. The Port was certified adhering to the revised standard in April, 2003 and subsequently under ISO 9001:2008 in April, 2009.
"To ensure customer satisfaction through continual improvement of facilities and services for maritime trade at optimum cost"
Environmental Management System (ISO 14001 : 2004)
The Port, as part of its commitment to fulfill its obligations to the Society on Environmental Management, implemented an Environmental Management System under ISO 14001: 2004 Standard from July, 2003.
'V.O. Chidambaranar Port is committed to Environmental safety in its activities through implementation of Environmental management System for continual improvement & Legal Compliance'
The Port's Environmental Policy conveys its commitment to introduce and continually improve an efficient and sustainable Environmental System conforming to legal requirement, promoting maritime trade with sustainable pollution control and reduction of waste and creation of environmental awareness in the Port community.
ISPS Code Compliance
"V.O.Chidambaranar Port Trust is committed to provide a safe and secure working environment to all its employees, Port Users and ships and its personnel; this will be achieved by establishing and maintaining the required security measures to prevent unlawful acts against people, cargo and marine assets".