- India has about 7516.6 kilometres of seashore & it is one of the biggest peninsulas in the world. It has 12 major ports & around 200 notified minor & intermediate ports. Maharashtra with 48 docks has the maximum number of non-major ports trailed by Gujarat with 42 docks & Andaman & Nicobar Islands with 23 docks.
- The Central government’s shipping ministry will take care of all the major ports. The Minor & Intermediate ports will be taken care by the relevant departments in the coastal states.
|PORT NAME||STATE||BUILT IN||COAST|
|Port Blair||Andaman Islands||1789||Eastern|
SOME INTERESTING FACTS:
- Kandla Port is situated on the Gulf of Kutch. It is the biggest port of India by volume of freight handled.
- Mormugoa port is the foremost iron ore exporting port.
- Panambur is the location of sea port called New Mangalore Port. It is an all-season port.
- Paradip port is an artificial & deep water port.
- Ennore Port is also known as Kamarajar Port Limited & is the only major port registered as a company.
- Jawaharlal Nehru port is previously known as Nhava Sheva Port & is the largest container port in India.
- Tuticorin or Thoothukudi Port is an artificial deep-sea dock & is officially known as VO Chidambaranar Port
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