Major and Minor Ports in India

by OldSailor on January 26, 2009

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Terrorist attacks in Mumbai on November 26, 2008 exposed that security system along the Indian coastline is weak. The coastal security is now beingĀ  reviewed to protect effectively India’s long coastline of about 7,500 km (about 5,700 km is along the mainland and 1800 km is around the islands). Also there are 12 major and 187 minor ports in this coastline to be protected.

The major and minor ports listed in Ministry of Shipping are compiled and given below:

Major Ports:

  • West CoastMajor_Ports_India
    1. Kandla (Gujarat)
    2. Mumbai (Maharashtra)
    3. Jawaharlal Nehru (Maharashtra)
    4. Marmugao (Goa)
    5. New Mangalore (Karnataka)
    6. Cochin (Kerala)
  • East Coast
    1. Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu)
    2. Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
    3. Ennore (Tamil Nadu)
    4. Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)
    5. Paradip (Orissa)
    6. Kolkata, Haldia (West Bengal)

Minor Ports:187

States/Union Territories No of Minor Ports
Gujarat 40
Maharashtra 53
Goa 5
Karnataka 10
Kerala 13
Diu & Daman 2
Lakshadweep Islands 10
Pondicherry 1
Tamil Nadu 15
Andhra Pradesh 12
Orissa 2
West Bengal 1
Andaman & Nicobar Islands 23

Minor_Ports_India

1.West Coast: States

Sl No Gujarat Maharashtra Goa Karnataka Kerala
1 Mandvi Dahanu Panaji Mangalore Alappuzha
2 Navlakhi Tarapur Chapora Malpe Vadakara
3 Bedi Nawapur Betul Hangarkatta Kannur
4 Sikka Satpati Talpona Kundapur Kasargode
5 Jafarabad Kellwa-Mahim Tiracol Bhatkal Kodungallore
6 Okha Arnala Honavar Ponnani
7 Porbandar Datiware Tadri Thalassery
8 Veraval Uttan Belekeri Thiruvananthapuram
9 Bhavnagar Bassein Karwar Quilon
10 Bharuch Bhiwandi Padubidri Kozhikode/Beypore
11 Magdalla Manori Neendakara
12 Koteshwar Kalyan Azhikkal
13 Mundra: GAPL Mundra, Old Mundra Thane Kovalam/Vizhinjam
14 Jakhau Versova
15 Jodia Bandra
16 Salaya Trombay
17 Pindhara Ulwa-Belapur
18 Beyt Panvel
19 Rupen More
20 Mangrol Mandwa
21 Kotda Karanja
22 Madhwad Thal
23 Navabandar Rewas
24 Rajpara Alibag
25 GPPL (Pipavav) Dharamtar
26 Mahuva Revdanda
27 Talaja Borli/Mandla
28 Ghogha Nandgaon
29 Khambhat Murud-Janjira
30 Dahej Rajpuri
31 Bhagwa Mandad
32 Onjal Kumbharu
33 Vansi-Borsi Shriwardhan
34 Billimora Bankot
35 Valsad Kelshi
36 Umarsadi Harnai
37 Kolak Dabhol
38 Maroli Palshet
39 Umergaon Borya
40 Mul-dwarka Jaigad
41 Tiwri-Varoda
42 Purnagad
43 Jaitapur
44 Vijaydurg
45 Deogad
46 Achara
47 Malvan
48 Niwti
49 Vengurla
50 Redi
51 Kiranpani
52 Ratnagiri
53 Dighi

2. West Coast: Union Territories

Sl No Daman & Diu Lakshadweep
1 Daman Agatti
2 Diu Amini
3 Andrott
4 Bitra
5 Chetlat
6 Kavaratti
7 Kadmat
8 Kiltan
9 Kalpeni
10 Minicoy

3. East Coast: States

Sl No West Bengal Orissa Andhra Pradesh Tamil Nadu Pondicherry
1 Kulpi Gopalpur Bhavanapadu Cuddalore Pondicherry
2 Behrabalpur (Balasore) Calingapatnam Nagapattinam
3 Bheemunipatnam Rameswaram
4 Kakinada Pamban
5 Narsapur Colachel
6 Machilipatnam Valinokkam
7 Vadarevu Kanyakumari
8 Nizampatnam Ennore
9 Krishnapatnam Punnakayal
10 Gangavaram Thirukkadaiyur
11 Mutyalammapalem PY-3 (Oil Field)
12 Ravva Kattupalli
13 Thiruchopuram
14 Manappad
15 Kudankulam

4. Andaman & Nicobar Islands: Union Territory

Sl No Andaman & Nicobar
1 Port Blair
2 Mus
3 Car Nicobar
4 Havelock
5 Mayabunder
6 Diglipur
7 Rangat
8 Hut Bay
9 Katchal
10 Campbell Bay
11 Neil
12 Dugong Creek
13 Nancowry
14 Chowra
15 Teressa
16 Kondul
17 Pilllow Millow
18 East Island
19 Cinque Island
20 Jolly Buoy Island
21 Tillonchong
22 Castle Bay
23 South Bay

Data Source: Ministry of Shipping, India

Post in MarineBuzz on this day a year before:

Ships Without Complying Safety Norms Continue to be Beached at Alang, Indian Ship Breaking Yard

Update: June 08, 2010

Port Blair is now declared as a major port wef June 01, 2010. Read more from Press Information Bureau.

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