India boasts of a vast coastline of about 7500 km. where around 200 ports are functional day and night. These ports form one of the largest peninsulas in the whole world. They make maritime transport one of the key transports in India. Various activities to modernize these ports are underway owing to their benefits. Since India is surrounded by the Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal, and the Arabian Sea, these ports are important hubs for trade and travel. They make their locations tremendously valuable since the economy of that region is robust. Here, major seaports of India have been listed. These ports make India a major Asian country putting it at the core of global ocean trade. On account of these ports, India also has one of the largest Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) in the whole world. The best part is- most of these ports are government-owned and they are big job generators.
Kandla, officially Deendayal Port Trust is a seaport in Kutch District of Gujarat state in Western India, near the city of Gandhidham. Located on the Gulf of Kutch, it is one of major ports on the west coast. Kandla was constructed in the 1950s as the chief seaport serving Western India, due to the...Read More
Visakhapatnam Port is one of 13 major ports in India and the only major port of Andhra Pradesh. It is India’s third largest state-owned port by volume of cargo handled and largest on the Eastern Coast. It is located midway between the Chennai and Kolkata Ports.
Although the need for building...Read More
Port of Kolkata or Kolkata Port (KoPT) officially known as Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port Trust, is the only riverine major port of India located in the city of Kolkata, West Bengal, around 203 kilometres (126 mi) from the sea. It is the oldest operating port in India and was constructed by the British...Read More
Jawaharlal Nehru Port, abbreviated as JNPT, also known as Nhava Sheva, is the largest container port in India. Located east of Mumbai (previously known as ‘Bombay’) in Raigad district, this port on the Arabian Sea is accessed via Thane Creek. Its common name derives from the names of Nhava and Sheva villages that were situated here. This port is also the terminal of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (in construction).
Mormugao is a seaport situated in the eponymous taluka of the district of South Goa, Goa state, India. It has a deep natural harbour and is Goa’s chief port.
In 1917, thirty-one settlements were carved out of the Salcete region to form Mormugao taluka (sub-district) with Mormugao seaport as its headquarters. The remaining thirty-five settlements were retained in the Salcete territory and encompass the present-day Salcete taluka with Margao as its headquarters.
Chennai Port, formerly known as Madras Port, is the second largest container port of India, behind Mumbai’s Nhava Sheva. The port is the largest one in the Bay of Bengal. It is the third-oldest port among the 13 major ports of India with official port operations beginning in 1881, although maritime...Read More
Paradip Port is a natural, deep-water port on the East coast of India in Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha. It is situated at confluence of the Mahanadi river and the Bay of Bengal. It is situated 210 nautical miles south of Kolkata and 260 nautical miles north of Visakhapatnam.
The port is administered by the Paradip Port Trust (PPT), an autonomous corporation wholly owned by the Government of India.
Port Blair Port is a seaport in South Andaman district of Andaman and Nicobar in India, near the city of Port Blair. Located on the Andaman Sea, it is one of major ports in India. The port operated by Port Blair Port Trust. All major provisions of the Major Port Trusts Act, 1963, have become applicable...Read More
New Mangalore Port is a small water af, all-weather port at Panambur, Mangalore in Karnataka state in India, which is the deepest inner harbour on the west coast. It is the only major port of Karnataka and the seventh largest port in India. It is operated by New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT).
Cochin Port or Kochi Port is a major port on the Arabian Sea – Laccadive Sea – Indian Ocean sea-route in the city of Kochi and is one of the largest ports in India. It is also the first transshipment port in India. The port lies on two islands in the Lake of Kochi: Willingdon Island and Vallarpadam,...Read More
Mumbai Port Trust (also known as the Bombay Port Trust) is a port which lies midway on the West coast of India, on the natural deep-water harbour of Mumbai (Bombay) in Maharashtra.The harbour spread over 400 square kilometres (150 sq mi) is protected by the mainland of Konkan to its east and north...Read More
V. O. Chidambaranar Port Trust (formerly Tuticorin Port Trust) is one of the 13 major ports in India. It was declared to be a major port on 11 July 1974. It is second-largest port in Tamil Nadu and fourth-largest container terminal in India. After Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project, V. O. Chidambaranar...Read More
Kamarajar Port Limited, formerly Ennore Port, is located on the Coromandel Coast about 18 km north of Chennai Port, Chennai, it is the 12th major port of India, and the first port in India which is a public company. The Kamarajar Port Limited is the only corporatised major port and is registered...Read More