What Are The Major Ports In India?
The Paradip Port is a deep-water port on the East coast of India in Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha.
The port is located at confluence of the Mahanadi river and the Bay of Bengal. The Port is connected with Broad-gauge electrified Railway system of the East-Coast Railway
The port is administered by the Paradip Port Trust, a corporation wholly owned by the Government of India.
Visakhapatnam Port is one of major ports in India and the only major port of Andhra Pradesh.
Visakhapatnam is India’s second largest port by volume of cargo handled.
The port is located on the east coast of the country between the Chennai and Kolkata Ports.
The port can handle more than 125 million tonnes per annum. It is capable of handling all types of cargoes including iron ore, coal, crude oil, petroleum products, LPG, fertilisers, dry cargoes, liquid cargoes and containers.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port
Jawaharlal Nehru Port, is one of the larger container port in India.
The port offers a close proximity to Mumbai, the economic capital of India and also a strong connected network of rail and roadways network from other major cities across the country.
Commissioned in 1989, the port occupies a prominent place among the most modern ports in the country and is ranked 28th among the top 100 container ports in the world.
The Port of Bombay
The Port of Bombay lies midway on the West coast of India, on the natural deep-water harbour of Mumbai (Bombay) in the Maharashtra region.
The port opens to the south to the Arabian Sea.
The harbour spread over 400 square kilometres. It is protected by the mainland of Konkan to its east and north and by the island city of Mumbai to its west.
Mumbai Port has three enclosed wet docks.
Port of Kolkata
The Port of Kolkata is a river port in the city of Kolkata, located about 203 kilometres from the sea. Kolkata is the oldest operating port in India.
Kolkata is a freshwater port with no variation in salinity. It has two distinct dock systems – Kolkata Docks at Kolkata and a deep water dock at Haldia Dock Complex.