List of major ports on West Coast of India

India has 13 major and 200 minor ports along with the 7517 kms long coastline. The port of India is controlled by the Central Government under the ambit of Port Trust Act, 1963. Here, we are giving the list of major ports on West Coast of India along with their characteristics which can be used as quick revision GK study material in the preparation of different competitive examinations.
Created On: Dec 26, 2016 18:38 IST

The water transport provides the cheapest source of transportation to any country. Presently in India there are approx. 14,500 kms long navigable waterways. It has 13 major and 200 minor ports along with the 7517 kms long coastline. The port of India is controlled by the Central Government under the ambit of Port Trust Act, 1963. There are six major ports located at west coast of India i.e. Kandla Port (Gujarat), Mumbai (Maharashtra), Navasheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port), Murmagoa, New Mangalore (Karnataka), and Kochi (Kerala).

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

List of Major Ports on West Coast of India 

Major Ports on West Coast

Descriptions

Kandla Port (Gujarat)

1. It is a tidal port

2. It comes under the Trade Free Zone

3. It is the largest port serving northern.

4. It is the first Export Processing Zone in India.

Mumbai (Maharashtra)

1. It is natural harbour and largest natural port in India.

2. It is busiest port of India which handles one-fifth of the foreign trade of India predominantly in mineral oil and dry cargo.

Navasheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port)

1. It was established to reduce traffic on Mumbai port.

2. It is the most mechanised and largest artificial port of India.

Murmagoa

1. It is established on the estuary of the river Juari.

2. It handles iron ore export.

New Mangalore (Karnataka)

1. It handles the iron ore exports from Kudremukh mines.

Kochi (Kerala)

1. It is known as ‘Best port in the East’.

2. It is natural harbour located in the Vembanad lake.

The Coastal States in India are Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat. The above list of major ports on West Coast of India along with their characteristics which can be used as quick revision GK study material in the preparation of different competitive examinations.

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