The New Logo of Cochin Port Authority (as attached to this press release) was unveiled by Shri Shantanu Thakur, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, during the function held in Cochin Shipyard premises on 30.04.2022.
Cochin Port was renamed as Cochin Port Authority under Major Port Authorities Act, 2021 and the first Board of Major Port Authority of Cochin, held on 2nd March, 2022, has decided to adopt a new logo for Cochin Port Authority.
Kochi’s rich maritime heritage predates the modern world and is etched in the annals of world history. Cochin Port opened the inner harbour in 1928 and was declared as a Major Port in 1936. In 1964, Cochin Port Trust came under the major Port Trust Act. The first port in the country to handle containers and the first to offer a transshipment terminal in India, Cochin Port has always kept pace with the changing times. From cargo ships to cruise ships, the Port is equipped to cater to all kinds of vessels, and handle all types of cargo. Being the maritime gateway to peninsular India, the Port is also popular as a bunkering destination for international ships. With the notification of the Major Port Authority Act, 2021, Cochin Port has been renamed as the Cochin Port Authority.
The new logo of Cochin Port Authority is a faithful representation of the rich history of Cochin’s core values and open approach. One half represents the unique form of the Chinese fishing nets unique to Cochin Port, or that of a sail, celebrating the heritage of this great port. The other half is a sharp geometric form that connotes a vessel or a cargo container.