Major Ports of India – भारत के प्रमुख समुद्री बंदरगाह
India has a coastline extended 7516.6 km and forming the biggest peninsulas in the World. The Ministry of Shipping states that; around 95% of India’s trading by the volume and 70% value is done through the maritime transporting service. It is serviced by the 200 notified minor & intermediate ports along with 12 major ports. Get more information about the Ports of India from here.
Here, you can find the 200 Non-Major list of ports in India in the following states: Gujarat State – 42, Tamil Nadu State – 15, Maharashtra state – 48, West Bengal state – 1, Andhra Pradesh – 12, Daman and Diu – 2, Andaman and Nicobar – 23, Goa – 5, Karnataka state – 10, Pondicherry – 2, Kerala state – 17, Odisha – 13, and Lakshadweep – 10.
In India, we have 13 major ports, out of that; 12 major ports of India belongs to Government of India (GOI) and one is for Ennore Port of the Chennai. The Ennore port is the biggest port in India which is located in Coromandel Cost of Tamil Nadu, Mundra Port, Kakinada port and private Krishnapatnam port. In the below, you can find the 12 major Indian ports (भारत के 12 प्रमुख समुद्री बंदरगाह).
12 Major Seaports in India – भारत के 12 प्रमुख समुद्री बंदरगाह
1. Kandla Port – Gujarat
The Gujarat state is a place to host the Major seaport of the west coast. Kandla Port placed on Gulf of Kutch is very near to Gandhidham city of Kuch District. The port is a 1st economical zone in our country and also in Asia. Port Kandla is a place for important imports such as iron, chemicals, and petroleum. This port also exports Saltand textiles and grains. In Gujarat, you can find other port is Mundra Port which is India’s largest private port.
2. Nhava Sheva – Maharashtra
The Alternative name for the Nhava Sheva port is Jawaharlal Nehru Port situated at Mainland of Konkan, Maharashtra. This is India’s largest container port. Nhava Sheva port is king port for the Arabian Sea. It handles the large volume of domestic cargo traffic and International container traffic. Jawaharlal Nehru port’s major exports are the carpets, textiles, boneless and imports are the vegetable oils, chemicals, and machinery items.
3. Mumbai Port
The port is located in mainland of the West Mumbai with naturally deep water harbor. Mumbai port is India’s very largest port where it handles bulk cargo traffic with its 4 jetties for handling the Petroleum products, Crude, and chemicals.
4. Marmagao Port – Goa State
The Marmagao port is situated in Goa. It is the Main Port of the Goa which exports iron ores, raw chemicals in India. This port is very famous and major attraction of the Goa. This is places which had the earliest modern ports of India.
5. Panambur Port – Karnataka
Karnataka state is a place to have a Seaport Panambur Port very near to Surathkal railway station. The port exports important commodities such as coffee, cashew, granite & manganese which also imports LPG, cargo containers, timber logs, and petroleum products. To the south side of the Seaport, you can find an amazing beach and the Arabian Sea.
6. Cochin Port – Kerala
It is one of the famous & largest port in India and is also the major port in the Indian Ocean sea route and the Arabian Sea. Port Cochin equipped with the Kochi Marina, Kochi refineries, and Cochin Shipyard. Cochin port lies on 2 islands of Vallarpadam and Willingdon.
7. Port Blair City – Andaman
8. Tuticorin Port – Tamil Nadu
The Tuticorin port is the 2nd largest port in the state of Tamil Nadu and first one in Chennai port. Tuticorin port is the largest container and receives huge international traffic. The other name for the port city is Pearl City. The port imports and exports very large items from International and domestic ports.
9. Chennai Port
Chennai Port can also know as Madras port is India’s oldest port and 2nd largest port in India. The port is a hub for cars, cargo traffic and big containers in ease coast of our Country. It handles automobiles, fertilizers, petroleum products, and cargo containers. Port has the lighthouse terminals around railway terminus, pipelines, and Intra connectivity.
10. Vizag Port – AP State
The Visakhapatnam port situated in the AP State of India. Vizag port is India’s oldest shipyard and largest seaport. Visakhapatnam post named as one of the Natural Ports in
India. In AP, you can also find the Kakinada port which is a privately built deep-water port.
11. Paradip Port – Orissa
The Paradip port is located in Jagatsinghpur district of the Orissa. It is an important port on the east coast shore and located in the junction of Bay-of-Bengal and Mahanadi river. The port Paradip has its railway service, cold handline, and national highway which connects the National Highways of India.
12. Haldia Port – West Bengal
The Haldia port can also know as Calcutta port which is an important seaport in India located in West Bengal. Haldia port imports bulk cargoes of oils and petrochemicals. Kolkata port is base for the Indian Coast Guard.
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