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Visakhapatanam port

Visakhapatnam was an ancient Port city which had trade relations with the Middle East and Rome. Ships were anchored at open roads and were loaded with cargo transported from Visakhapatnam shore by means of small Masula boats. A reference to Vizagapatam merchant is available in the inscriptions of Sri Bheemeswara Swamy temple (1068 AD), East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh. During ... Read More »

V.O.Chidambaranar port

V.O.Chidambaram Port,  is one of the 12 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.C Port will be India’s premier port and one of the major ports of Asia equal to Port of Singapore. V.O.Chidambaram Port is an artificial port. This ... Read More »

Paradip port

Paradip Port is an artificial, 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. Location : Odisha Founded : ... Read More »

New Mangalore port

The New Mangalore Port, the only Major Port of Karnataka was declared as the 9th Major Port on 4th May 1974 and was formally inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, Smt. Indira Gandhi on 11th January 1975. The Provisions of the Major Port Trust Act 1963 were applied to NMP with effect from 1-4-1980.  Since then the Port has been functioning as a catalyst ... Read More »

Mumbai port

Mumbai Port, earlier known as Bombay Port, lies midway (Latitude 18° 56.3′ N, Longitude 72° 45.9′ E) on the West coast of India, on the natural deep-water harbour of Mumbai. The harbour spread over 400 square kilometres (150 sq mi) is protected by the mainland of Konkan to its east and north and by the island city of Mumbai to its west. The harbor opens to the south to the Arabian Sea. Founded ... Read More »

Mormugao port

Mormugao  Port occupies a prominent position as India’s premier iron ore exporting port. Due to ban on export of iron ore effective from 5th of October, 2012 by the Supreme Court of India,port exported a quantity of 7.42 million tonnes of iron ore in 2012-13 through this port mainly to China, Japan and European  countries. This accounts for about 27% ... Read More »

Kolkata port

The Kolkata Port Trust is a riverine port in the city of Kolkata, India, located around 126 miles (203 km) from the sea. It is the oldest operating port in India, and was constructed by the British East India Company. The Port has two distinct dock systems – Kolkata Docks at Kolkata and a deep water dock at Haldia Dock Complex, Haldia. Founded : 1870 Owned by : Kolkata Port Trust, Ministry ... Read More »

Kandla port

Kandla Port or New Kandla  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 west coast. Kandla was constructed in the 1950s as the chief seaport serving western India, after the partition of India from Pakistan left the port of Karachi in Pakistan. Founded  : 1931 Location : Gujarat Type : Seaport Website :  www.kandlaport.gov.in  Read More »

Jawaharlal Nehru port

Jawaharlal Nehru Port, also known as Nhava Sheva, is the largest container port in India. Located south of Mumbai in Maharashtra, the 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 proposed by Indian Railways. Owned by : Government of India Operated by : Jawaharlal ... Read More »

Ennore port

Ennore Port, officially renamed Kamarajar Port Limited, is located on the Coromandel Coast about 24 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 as a company. The Centre holds a stake of about 68 per cent in the Kamarajar Port Limited and ... Read More »