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List of Major Sea Ports in India

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Dear Readers,  in this article we are sharing the List of Major Sea Ports in India which are regularly been asked in SSC and banking exams under General Awareness section. Questions on Major Sea Ports in India may ask in the General Awareness section of upcoming Government and Bank exams. 

Recently Kandla Port has renamed as Deendayal Port by the Shipping Ministry. We have included some interesting facts based on questions asked in SSC CHSL, SSC CGL, SSC MTS, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk,LIC AAO, etc.This list will be helpful for your ongoing SSC MTS Exam and upcoming IB,IBPS PO,IBPS CLERK Exams. 

List of Major Sea Ports in India

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PORT NAME
STATE BUILT IN
COAST
Deendayal
Gujarat 1950
Western
Mumbai
Maharashtra 1870
Western
Jawaharlal Nehru
Maharashtra 1989 Western
Mormugao
Goa 1888
Western
Mangalore Karnataka 1974
Western
Cochin
Kerala 1926 Western
Haldia West Bengal 1967
Eastern
Paradip
Odisha 1962 Eastern
Vishakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 1933
Eastern
Chennai
Tamil Nadu 1881
Eastern
Ennore
Tamil Nadu 2001 Eastern
Tuticorin Tamil Nadu 1974
Eastern


SOME INTERESTING FACTS –

  • Kandla Port recently renamed as Deendayal Port, is situated on the Gulf of Kutch, Gujarat. It is the biggest port of India by volume of freight handled.
  • Marmagao port is one of the best natural harbors of India located in South Goa. Marmagao port is one of the leading iron ores exporter port in India and raw materials.
  • Panambur/New Mangalore Port is a deep water all weather port and the only major port of Karnataka and one of the largest port in India.
  • Paradip port is an artificial & deep water port. Paradip Port has its own railway system,cold handling plant and a national highway connects the port with rest of Indian road networks.
  • Visakhapatnam harbors is the only Natural harbors in the Bay of Bengal shore.
  • Madras Port is the one of the oldest port of India and the second largest container port in the country.
  • Ennore Port is also known as Kamarajar Port Limited & is the only major port registered as a company.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru port is previously known as Nhava Sheva Port & is the largest container port in India.
  • Tuticorin /Thoothukudi Port is an artificial deep-sea dock & is officially known as VO Chidambaranar Port. The artificial port of Tuticorin is a all weather port and who receive a large volume of international traffic.

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