List of Major Sea Ports in India

There are hundreds of small and large seaports throughout India’s coastlines, and the government and private organizations currently manage 13 of the country’s most important ports. The majority of cargoes from outside were transported by water, with major seaports handling 74% of cargo traffic in 2007. Local cargo is in charge of 187 minor and intermediate ports. The largest ports can handle more than 500 million tonnes of cargo each year. Technology and building expansion are usually included in big port upgrades.

Sea Port in Gujarat, Image by Bishnu Sarangi from Pixabay
NameCargo Handled (2012)Location
Kandla82,501Kutch, Gujarat, India
Visakhapatnam67,420Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
J.N.P.T. (Jawaharlal Nehru Port)65,746Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Mumbai56,186Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Chennai55,707Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
Paradip54,254Jagatsinghpur, Odisha, India
Kolkata (Kolkata Dock System & Haldia Dock Complex)43,245Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Mormugao39,001South Goa District, Goa, India
New Mangalore Port32,941Panambur, Mangalore, Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka, india
Tuticorin28,105Tuticorin, Tamilnadu, India
Kochi, Kerala20,091Kochi, Kerala, Inai
Ennore (Corporate)14,956Ennore, North of Chennai Port, Tamilnadu, India
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