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List of Ports in India With Key Facts

Published on Saturday, February 20, 2021


  • 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 of by the relevant departments in the coastal states.


Deendayal  Gujarat 1950 Western
Mumbai Maharashtra 1870 Western
Jawaharlal Nehru Maharashtra 1989 Western
Mormugoa Goa 1888 Western
Mangalore Karnataka 1974 Western
Cochin Kerala 1926 Western
Haldia West Bengal 1967 Eastern
Paradip Odisha 1962 Eastern
Vishakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 1933 Eastern
Chennai Tamil Nadu 1881 Eastern
Ennore Tamil Nadu 2001 Eastern
Tuticorin Tamil Nadu 1974 Eastern
Port Blair Andaman Islands 1789 Eastern
Mundra Gujarat 2001 Northern


  • Kandla Port is situated on the Gulf of Kutch. It is the biggest port of India by volume of freight handled. The Kandla Port has been renamed as Deendayal Port from 25th September 2017.
  • 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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