Hinterland connectivity is critical in ascertaining port viability. Karaikal Port is well placed in this regard. The strategic location of Karaikal Port allows easy access to the industrially rich hinterland of Central Tamil Nadu. The Port offers a clear advantage, both in terms of distance and accessibility, to the primary hinterland which consists of districts such as Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Cuddalore, Perambalur, Ariyalur, Pudukottai, Trichy and Karur.

The port offers shorter distances along with better connectivity and accessibility to customers in the secondary hinterland which consists of districts such as Coimbatore, Namakkal, Dindigul, Erode and Salem.

Inherent Benefits

Primary Hinterland Secondary Hinterland Tertiary Hinterland
Perambalur: Cement Mettur: Power plants Bellary: Hospet (Iron Ore),
Ariyalur: Cement, Sugar Salem: Mineral based industry, Sandalwood, Dairy Raichur: Power Plant
Thanjavur: Agro based industries, Sugar, Coconut & Palm oil Erode: Sugar mills, Textile & Leather Palakkad: Cement plant
Nagapattinam: Cottage, Agro industries & Power plants Coimbatore: Textile, Motor pump sets & Engineering goods Walayar: Cement plant
Trichy: Textiles, Steel, Engineering, Timber & Cement Dindigul: Tannery, Lock & Safe manufacturing, Food processing Hasaan: Containers
Karur: Paper, Textile, Sugar, Bus body building Nilgiris: Tea Mysore: Containers
Pudukkottai: Straw based industries, Agro based, Cashew Tirupur: Garments
Bangalore Containers & Project Cargo
Shimoga: Containers
Namakkal: Poultry, Textile weaving, Truck body building