Open Area for Cargo Stacking Facilities:
Open space for stacking bulk cargo and containers is available inside the security wall to the extent of 5, 53,000 sq. m. The open areas can accommodate around 30,000 tonnes of bulk cargo either for import or export and 2500 containers. In addition to containers, the open area inside the wharf is used for temporary stacking of bulk cargo such as coal and sulphur. V.O. Chidambaranar Port is having a vast open land of about 2,158 acres outside the main gate. Cargo godowns with a capacity of stacking 36,000 tones have been put up in this area by Tamil Nadu Warehousing Corporation. The Port has also permitted a number of other agencies to put up godowns and warehouses in order to augment the import and export trade through the Port. Open lands are also used for stacking of timber imported through the port as well as granite for export.