According to the Ministry of Shipping, around 95 per cent of India’s trading by volume and 70 per cent by value is done through maritime transport. Hence, Ports play a major role in trading. Here we have listed 14 Major Seaports in India which are regularly been asked in SSC and banking exams under General Awareness section.
Below are the 14 Major Seaports in India, Indian Sea ports:
Nhava Sheva Port
Andaman& Nicobar islands
Facts of Seaports in India:
Recently Kandla Port has renamed as Deendayal Port by the Shipping Ministry.
Kandla Port is situated on the Gulf of Kutch. It is the biggest port of India by volume of freight handled.
Mormugoa port is the foremost iron ore exporting port.
Panambur is the location of sea port called New Mangalore Port. It is an all-season port.
Paradip port is an artificial & deep water port.
Ennore Port is also known as Kamarajar Port Limited & is the only major port registered as a company.
Jawaharlal Nehru port is previously known as Nhava Sheva Port & is the largest container port in India.
Tuticorin or Thoothukudi Port is an artificial deep-sea dock & is officially known as VO Chidambaranar Port.