Top 13 Ports of India That You Must Know- Today' GK- Kerala PSC Thulasi.

Top 13 Ports of India That You Must Know- Today' GK- Kerala PSC Thulasi.

           India's is rich with its oceanic area. Its covers almost 7.5K Kilometers all over Indian Land Area, from Gujarat to Kolkata. The Major ports plays an important role in development of trade and commerce structure of India, which classified according to the administration of State and Central Government of India. 

Here , we are briefing about the top 13 ports of India, which are very important G.K that you must know  for the competative exams. 

          The Central Government handles the major ports of India and the lower and Intermediate level port are administrated by their respective State Government.
       The Shipping Corporation of India is the largest oil tanker  owner in India and also owns the largest Bulk carriers in India having a fleet of 17 Bulk Carriers.

List of the Private Ports of India

( Source: International Private Ports & Terminals Association)

  • Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Pvt. Ltd.
  • Chennai container terminal Pvt Ltd
  • Chennai International Terminals Pvt ltd
  • DP World Pvt.Ltd
  • Gateway Terminals India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd
  • India Gateway Terminal Pvt. Ltd.
  • Indian Molasses Company
  • Mundra International Container Terminal Pvt. Ltd.
  • Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal Pvt. Ltd.
  • PSA Sical Terminals Ltd.
  • RAS Infraport Pvt. Ltd.
  • South West Port Ltd.
  • TM International Logistics Ltd.
  • Visakha Container Terminal Pvt. Ltd.
  • Vizag General Cargo Berth Pvt. Ltd
  • Vizag Seaport Pvt Ltd

  List of Ports in Indian State-Wise

  • Kandla- Kutch District - Gujarat
  • Mumbai- Mumbai Port Trust - Maharashtra
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Port TrustMaharashtra
  • Marmugoa - Vasco Da Gama - Goa
  • New Manglore Port - Panambur - Karnataka
  • Cochin - Kerala
  • Haldia -  West Bengal
  • ParadipJagatsinghpur, Odisha
  • Vishakapatnam -  Andhra Pradesh
  • Chennai - Tamil Nadu
  • Ennore - Tamil Nadu
  • V.O Chidambaranar Port - Tamil Nadu
  • Lothal Port - Gujarat( Considered as Ancient Port)

  Which is the Largest Port of India??????

  • It is the Jawaharlal Nehru Port
  • It is the Largest Container port in India. 
  • It is also known as 'Nhava Sheva' in Maharashtra. 
  • The port is located on the coast of Arabian Sea. 
  • It accounts almost 40% of the total volume of container volume handled per year in India.

  Oldest Port in India 

  • Lothal Port

It is one of the oldest port ever discovered in India. It was excavated from the Indus Valley Civilisation of India. It was located near the Saragwala in Ahmedabad.

  • Kolkata 

The Kolkata was built in the period of East India Company. It was located near the riverside of Kolkata. It is one of the oldest ports in India.

  • Calicut

               Calicut is famous for the legacy of factual period in Kerala. The Vasco Da Gama, a Portuguese Explorer and the first european to reach India by Sea, landed in Kappad Beach, near Kozhikode.

           The Calicut Port thus, famous for the export of Hand-woven Cotton Cloth and Spices in Kerala. 

  • Chennai Port
Chennai Port formerly known as 'Madras Port'. It was located in the Bay of Bengal. It was the 3rd largest port of the 13 Ports. 

  • Mumbai 

Mumbai Port is located in Maharashtra. It is the Natural  and deepest port in India. The coastal area spreads about 380 In 18th century, the Portuguese and British trade their goods through this harbour. The harbour is developed  in the shore of Arabian Sea.
  • Tuticorin Port
It is considered as one of the oldest port in India. Over 1500+ years, the port has been used for goods trading. The coast is abundant with pearl ores, thus also used this harbour for Pearl Fishery. It is now known as 'V.O. Chidambaranar Port and declared as the Major port in TamilNadu.

  • Goa Port 

Goa is the smallest state in India. Mormugao is the one of the sub-district in Goa. It is the main port in Goa.