Study Material for UPSC IAS, Civil Services and State PCS Examinations - Economy (Ports in India)


Study Material for UPSC IAS, Civil Services and State PCS Examinations - Economy (Ports in India)


12 Major Ports in India

1. Kolkata Port: Only riverine major port in India

2. Paradip Port (Odisha)

3. Vishakhapatnam Port (Andhra Pradesh)

4. Ennore Port renamed as Kamarajar Port Limited (TN): It is first corporate port of India and is registered as a public company with 68% stake held by government.

5. Chennai Port: is the largest port in the Bay of Bengal and second largest port of India after JNPT. It is an artificial & all-weather port.

6. Tuticorin Port renamed as V.O.Chidambaranar Port (TamilNadu)

7. Cochin Port (Kerala)

8. New Mangalore Port (Karnataka)

9. Mormugao Port (Goa)

10. Jawaharlal Nehru Port: also known as Nhava Sheva and is the largest container port in India

11. Mumbai Port

12. Kandla Port: was built after partition as the Karachi port on western coast had gone to Pakistan.

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