India has 12 major and 200 notified minor and intermediate ports. Almost 70 per cent by value and 95 per cent by volume of India’s global merchandise trade is carried through the sea route.
As per government policy, 100 per cent FDI is allowed in port development projects. If port runs efficiently then it becomes wheel of country. In international trade, efficiency is more important.
Here IndiaVisitOnline offer the list of top 8 major Sea Ports in India:
1. Kandla Port
Kandla port plays a major role in the country’s international trade. It is a very good port where big shipping cargo is on view when you visit this port. Huge ships and good arrangement is worth to visit.
It is the first Export processing port in India. It is situated at 90 kms from the Gulf of Kutch, Gujarat.
2. Visakhapatnam Port
Visakhapatnam Port is one of the leading major ports of India. It is one of 13 major ports in India and the only major port of Andhra Pradesh. The port deals with the trade of iron ore, pellets, coal, Alumina and oil.
3. Chennai Port
It is the second largest port of India also known as the Madras Port. It has become a main line port having direct connectivity to more than 50 ports around the world. It was a major travel port before becoming a major container port.
4. Jawaharlal Nehru Port
Jawaharlal Nehru Port is the largest container port in India, also known as Nhava Sheva. It is located in the east of Mumbai, Maharashtra and completely under the control of Indian Government.
The major exports from this port are textiles, sporting goods, carpets, textile machinery, etc. and imports are chemicals, machinery, plastics, electrical machinery, etc.
5. Mormugao Port
Mormugao Port is situated in Goa and plays important role in trade affairs. It is the leading iron ore exporting port of India. Annual throughput of this port is around 27.33 million tonnes. It is a Goa’s main port.
6. Port Blair Port
Port blair port is one of the major ports of India and located in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is connected to the mainland of India through flight and ship and it is the gateway to the pristine islands.
7. Mumbai Port
Mumbai Port is the largest port in India and situated on the mainland of West Mumbai. And it also popular as a busiest port in India. It was a primary factor of Mumbai in the emergence as the commercial capital of India.
8. Kolkata Port
Kolkata Port is the oldest port which is constructed by East India Company. It is the most important center in the trade of jute. It exports Jute products, steel, iron ore, leather, etc. and imports are mainly that of paper, machinery, fertilizers and chemical products.
These are the top sea ports where one can visit for watching the handling and trading of Cargo. A great experience can be getting from here. Wonderful scenic view of sea can be seen from here.
Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and union territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry are the famous India states for family travel. Here, visitors can see the natural beauty, wild forest and sanctuaries , beaches and snowy mountains so forth where vacationers can enjoy the topography and climate of North-South during Himachal tour to make the trip flawless.