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List of major ports on East Coast of India

26-DEC-2016 18:01

    India is one of the biggest peninsulas in the World and has approx. 7517 kms coastline. The major ports are controlled by the central Government through Major Port Trust Act, 1963 whereas medium and minor ports (part of concurrent lists) are managed and administered by respective states. There are seven major port located on the east coast of India i.e. Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Ennore (Tamil Nadu), Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Paradip (Odisha), Haldia & Kolkata (West Bengal), and Port Blair (Andaman & Nicobar Island).


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    Here, we are giving the list of the major ports on the East Coast of India along with their characteristics which can be used as quick revision GK study material in the preparation of different competitive examinations is given below:

    List of major ports on East Coast of India 

    Major Ports on East Coast


    Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu)

    1. It handles petro-chemical products, fertilizers & salts.

    Chennai (Tamil Nadu)

    1. It is the artificial and second busiest port of India after Mumbai.

    Ennore (Tamil Nadu)

    1. It was established near Chennai to reduce traffic on Chennai port.

    2. It is the first corporatized port of India.

    Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)

    1. It is the deepest port of India.

    2. It handles the export of iron ore to Japan.

    3. It is natural harbour and protected the Monsoon spells by hill, named ‘Dolphin Nose’.

    4. It is also famous for building and repairing of ships.

    Paradip (Odisha)

    1. It is a natural harbour and handles export of iron and aluminium to south-east Asian countries.

    Haldia & Kolkata (West Bengal)

    1. These are riverine ports established on Hugli river.

    2. These handles trade with South-East Asian countries.

    3. It is connect with Ocean based dockyard of Kolkata i.e. Diamond Harbour


    Port Blair (Andaman & Nicobar Island)

    1.  It is 13th major port of India.

    2. It has 23 ports territorial jurisdiction including East Island Port, Diglipur Port (Cornwallis), Mayabunder Port, Elphinston Harbour, Rangat Port, Havelock Port and Neil Island port.

    There are 13 and 200 minor/intermediate ports in India which came under the ambit of Major Ports Trust Act, 1963. The above list of the major ports on the East Coast of India along with their characteristics which will increase the realm of understanding who are preparing for different competitive Examinations.

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