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sea ports in India

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Here is the complete list of sea ports in India being provided.

India has a coastline spanning 7516.6 kilometres, forming one of the biggest peninsulas in the world.

The country has 13 major sea ports and about 200 non-major sea ports and intermediate ports. All the sea ports are located in the following states –

Maharashtra, Gujarat, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Daman and Diu, Andhra Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Kerala, Karnataka, West Bengal, Lakshadweep, Puducherry and Goa

Sea ports in India - Map Representation

sea ports in india

Facts About Sea ports in India

Kandla Port is the largest port of India by volume of cargo handled.

Jawaharlal Nehru Port is the largest container port in India.
Maharashtra with 53 ports has highest number of ports in India

Kandla Port is the largest port of India by volume of cargo handled.

Paradip Port is an artificial and deep-water port.

Tuticorin Port is an artificial deep-sea harbour of India. Mumbai Port handles one-fifth of India’s foreign trade with predominance in dry cargo and mineral oil from the Gulf countries

One of the world's oldest known artificial harbors is at Wadi al-Jarf on the Red Sea

Administration of ports

1) The Major Ports are administered by the central government’s shipping ministry.
2) The Minor and Intermediate ports are administered by the relevant departments or ministries in the nine coastal states.

S.No Name of the Port Coast State
1 Kandla Western Coast Gujarat
2 Paradip Eastern Coast Odisha
3 JNPT Western Coast Maharashtra
4 Mumbai Western Coast Maharashtra
5 Visakhapatnam Eastern Coast Andhra Pradesh
6 Chennai Eastern Coast Tamil Nadu
7 Kolkata Eastern Coast West Bengal
8 Mangalore Western Coast Karnataka
9 Tuticorin Eastern Coast Tamil Nadu
10 Mormugao Western Coast Goa
11 Kochi Western Coast Kerala
12 Krishnapatnam Port Eastern Coast Andhra Pradesh
13 Ennore Eastern Coast Tamil Nadu

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