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Sea Water Transport / Ports in India

India has a coastline spanning 7516.6 kilometers, forming one of the biggest peninsulas in the world. It is serviced by 13 major ports, 200 notified minor and intermediate ports. The total 200 non-major ports are in the following States:- Gujarat (42); Maharashtra (48); Tamil Nadu (15); Karnataka (10); Kerala (17); Andhra Pradesh (12); Odisha (13); Goa (5); West Bengal (1); Daman and Diu (2); Lakshadweep (10); Pondicherry (2); and Andaman & Nicobar (23).

List of Major Ports in India
Name of the Port
Western Coast
Also called Tidal Port
It is declared as Trade Free Zone
Largest Port Serving North India
Western Coast
Natural Harbour and Largest Natural Port In India
Busiest port in India
Jawaharlal Nehru Port
Western Coast
Largest Artificial Port in India
Western Coast
Established on the estuary of the river Juari
Handles Iron Ore Exports
Western Coast
Handles iron ore exports from Kudermukh mines
Western Coast
Located in the Vebanad lake
Handles exports of spices and salts
Eastern Coast
West Bengal
Riverine ports on Hugli river
Also known as Diamond Harbour
Eastern Coast
Natural Harbor
Handles export of iron and aluminium to south east asian countries
Eastern Coast
Andhra Pradesh
Deepest port of India
Handles export of iron ore to Japan
Facilities of building and repairing of ships are available here
Eastern Coast
Tamil Nadu
Artificial and 2nd Busiest port.
Eastern Coast
Tamil Nadu
First corporatized port of India
Eastern Coast
Tamil Nadu
Southern Most major port
Handles petro chemical products and fertilizers and salts

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