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List of Major seaports in India

List of Major seaports in India

yourclasses: India has 13 major sea ports that handle a large volume of traffic. A brief description of major ports in India is given here.

1. Kandla Port

  • State – Gujarat
  • Constructed in the 1950
  • Kandla port was built after partition as the Karachi port on western coast had gone to Pakistan.

2. Paradip Port

  • State – Odisha
  • 12 March 1966
  • It was the first major port on East Coast commissioned in independent India.

3. Jawaharlal Nehru Port

  • Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Constructed on May 26, 1989
  • It is also known as Nhava Sheva and is the largest container port in India

4. Mumbai Port

  • State –Maharashtra
  • Established as a corporation on June 26, 1873
  • One of the oldest modern ports of India. Initially the location was used by navies of Shivaji.

5. Visakhapatnam Port

  • State – Andhra Pradesh
  • Inaugurated on December 19,1933
  • Vizag port is known for bulk of Cargo handling on east coast.

6. Chennai Port

  • Location: Chennai (Madras), Tamilnadu
  • Opened in1881
  • Chennai Port, formerly known as Madras Port.

7. Kolkata Port

  • Location– Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Opened in 1870
  • Only riverine major port in India.

8. Mangalore Port

  • Location: Mangaluru, Karnataka
  • Opened: 4 May 1974
  • New Mangaluru Port is a deep-water, all-weather port.

10. V.O.Chidambaranar Port

  • Location‎: ‎Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu
  • Declared to be a major port on 11 July 1974
  • This port has been now renamed as V.O.Chidambaranar Port

11. Ennore Port

  • State – Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Founded: 1999
  • This port is now named as Kamarajar Port Limited.

12. Cochin Port

  • State – Willingdon Island, Kochi, Kerala
  • Opened: 26 May 1928
  • The port is called natural gateway to the vast industrial and agricultural produce markets of the South-West India.

13. Mormugao Port

  • State – Goa
  • Opened: 1963
  • It is the leading iron ore exporting port of India.
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