Which is the largest container port in India? And more
India has a coastline spanning 7516.6 kilometers, forming one of the biggest peninsulas in the world. It is serviced by 13 major ports, 200 notified minor and intermediate ports. The total 200 non-major ports are in the following States:- Gujarat (42); Maharashtra (48); Tamil Nadu (15); Karnataka (10); Kerala (17); Andhra Pradesh (12); Odisha (13); Goa (5); West Bengal (1); Daman and Diu (2); Lakshadweep (10); Pondicherry (2); and Andaman & Nicobar (23)
The nine coastal Indian states Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and West Bengal are home to all major and minor ports of India. The long coastline of India forms one of the biggest piece of land into a body of water,These twelve major Indian Ports are handle a large volume of cargo traffic and container traffic. There are total 13 major sea ports of India,out of 12 are government and one, Ennore port of Chennai is the corporate one. Ennore Port is one of the major port of India located at Coromandel Coast of Tamil Nadu state along with private Krishnapatnam Port, Other 12 major ports of India are listed as follows.
Kandla Kutch, Gujarat, India
Visakhapatnam Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Mumbai Port Maharashtra, India
Chennai p0rt Tamilnadu, India
Paradip Jagatsinghpur, Odisha, India
Kolkata & Haldia Dock Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Mormugao South Goa District, Goa, India
New Mangalore Mangalore, Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka, india
Tuticorin Tuticorin, Tamilnadu, India
Kochi Kerala, Inai
kamarajar port North of Chennai Port, Tamilnadu, India
Facts about Major Ports of India
Kandla Port is located on the Gulf of Kutch. It is the largest port of India by volume of cargo handled.
Ennore Port, officially renamed Kamarajar Port Limited, is the only corporatised major port and is registered as a company.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port is the largest container port in India. It was formerly known as Nhava Sheva port.
New Mangalore Port is a deep water all weather port and the only major port of Karnataka.
Tuticorin Port is an artificial deep-sea harbour of India.
Madras Port is the one of the oldest port of India and the second largest port in the country.
Mumbai Port handles one-fifth of India’s foreign trade with predominance in dry cargo and mineral oil from the Gulf countries.
Tuticorin Port is officially known as VO Chidambaranar Port.
Mormugao Port is the leading iron ore exporting port of India
Panambur is the site of sea port called New Mangalore Port.
Paradip Port is an artificial and deep-water port.