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Important And Major Ports In India

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Nine coastal Indian states Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal are home to all the major and small ports of India. India has a total of 12 major seaports and some private seaports like Krishnapatnam Port, Ennore Port, and Mundra Port. The 12 major ports of India are listed as follows.

Kandla Port, Gujarat:

Kandla port is located in the Gulf of Kutch near Gandhidham town in Kutch district of Gujarat. Kandla Port is one of the highest grossing ports in India.

Nawawa Sheva Port, Maharashtra:

Nawawa Sheva, popularly known as Jawaharlal Nehru Port, is the largest container port in India, located on the mainland of the Konkan region of Navi Mumbai Maharashtra. 

Mumbai Port, Maharashtra:

The Mumbai port is situated on the western coast of India in the naturally deep waters of western Mumbai. 

Marmagao Port, Goa:

Marmagao port is India's best natural harbor located in South Goa, the port of Marmagao is Goa's biggest attraction with Vasco da Gama and international airport Dabolim.

Panambur Port, Karnataka:

Panambur Port, known as New Mangalore Port, is a port close to the Surathkal railway station in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka. 

Cochin Port, Kerala:

Cochin Port is the largest port in India and is the major port on the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean Seaway.

Tuticorin Port, Tamil Nadu:

Tuticorin Port is an artificial deep seaport and one of the 12 major ports in India. It is the second largest port in Tamil Nadu.

Madras Port, Tamil Nadu:

Madras Port is the oldest port in India and the second largest port in the country. The Chennai port is the largest port in the Bay of Bengal and a hub port for cars, large containers, and cargo traffic on the east coast of India.

Visakhapatnam Port, Andhra Pradesh:

Visakhapatnam Port on the southeast coast of the state of Andhra Pradesh is the largest port in India and also the oldest shipyard in the country. 

Paradip Port, Odisha:

An artificial, deep-water port on the east coast of India, is located in the Jagatsingpur district of Odisha state. The port of Paradip is the main port on the eastern cost bank and is situated at the confluence of the Mahanadi and the Bay of Bengal.

Haldia Port, West Bengal:

Haldia port or Calcutta Port is a major port located near the Hooghly River in the state of West Bengal.

Port Blair, Andaman Nicobar:

Port Blair is the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Union Territory of India located near the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.

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