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Sea Ports of India

Mumbai Port Trust

Port of Mumbai has long been the principal gateway of India. Over the years it has played a dominant role in developing the country's trade and commerce. Its rise to eminence was largely due to its strategic location, situated almost midway along the west coast of india and is gifted with a natural harbour providing ample shelter for shipping throughout the year. There are three enclosed wet docks namely Indira, Prince's and Victoria Docks. For handling Crude and Petroleum products, there are four jetties at Jawahar Dweep an Island in the Mumbai harbour. Chemicals and Products are also handled at Pir Pau. The port, during its long chequered history of over 130 years, has been called upon to handle all types of cargo--handling upto approximately one sixth of the total sea-borne trade of the country.

Mumbai Port
Mumbai Port
The state of Maharashtra is the Primary Hinterland for Mumbai Port. Nearly 44 % of its traffic originates within the state. Mumbai city itself accounts for nearly 28 % of the total traffic of Mumbai Port. Another main area is Gujarat which accounts for 14 % of total traffic. Delhi accounts for nearly 13 % of the traffic. Other states such as Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal etc. account for the rest of the traffic.

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Kolkata Port Trust

Kolkata is the oldest major port in the country. But the nucleus of the present day Kolkata Port lies much earlier - with the grant of trading rights to the British Settlement in Eastern India by the Moghal Emperor Aurangzeb. The city of Kolkata, has a synergistic linkage with the port.In course of time the power to rule this vast country passed from the East India Company to the British Crown. The affairs of the Port were brought under the administrative control of the Government with the appoinment of a Port Commission in 1870.

Kolkata Port Trust

The Kolkata Port was initially conceived to promote and protect the British colonial interest. But with the advent of freedom in 1947, the Port was called upon to play the opposite role to champion the national cause. The Port took over the responsibility in the wake of the aftermath of Second World War and the partition of the country.

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Chennai Port Trust

M/s.Cogan and Day founded a trading settlement in the little fishing village of Chennaipattnam in 1639. The English East India Company chose this place as the centre of their commercial activities in the South. Thus was laid the foundations of the modern city of Chennai, the capital city of TamilNadu. This southern gateway developed as a major trade centre, well-linked by road, rail, water and air with the rest of the world. But in those days when air travel was still unknown, sea route to Britain, was the most important for transport of merchandise and people. The Chennai Port came into being in those times and started flourishing.

Chennai Port
Chennai Port
Early 19th century efforts were made to revive trade by building a harbour and improving shipping facilities. However, the sea swept over the breakwaters into the harbour. The rapid silting up of the seabed at the entrance and the sand deposition had assumed alarming proportions. Hence, remodelling of the harbour and construction of west quay berths, with transit sheds between them, together with the closing of the eastern entrance by means of a vertical wall were taken up. Also constructed was a wharf to handle passenger traffic, troop movement and import of horses located on southern arm of the port and named it as south quay.

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Cochin Port Trust Cochin Port Trust

The Port is administered by a statutory autonomous body known as the Cochin Port Trust. The Chairman, Dy. Chairman and 17 other Trustees representing various interests inter-linked with the port such as shipping agents, shippers, labour, customs, state government etc. constitute the board which looks after the administration of the Port.Facilities offered by the Port are, berths for handling cargo and passenger ships, cargo handling equipments, storage accommodation, dry dock, bunkering facilities, fisheries harbour etc.

Cochin Port Trust

The Port also offers medical and other kind of welfare facilities for its employees. The Port of Cochin is located on the Willingdon Island at latitude 9 degree 58' north and longitude 76 degree 14' east on the south west coast of India about 930 k.m. south of Bombay and 320 k.m. north of Kanyakumari.

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Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT)- Mumbai

The port is committed to meeting the needs and expectations of it's customers through : Equipping itself with state-of-the-art equipment and technology and efficient, professional and computer integrated terminal operation systems. Conforming to international standards and offering services at competitive rates.Perceiving the principles of sustainable development. Courtesy to Customers Constantly upgrading the competence, awareness, skills and motivation of the Port personnel to bring about continuous improvement in the physical efficiency parameters

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Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) - Mumbai

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT)

Kandla Port Trust

Global notice inviting applications for development of container terminal on BOT basis at Kandla Port The Board of Trustees of Kandla Port Trust (KPT) under Ministry of Shipping (MoS), Government of India (GoI), invites Applications from interested parties, in order to shortlist qualified bidders (Qualified bidders), who may be subsequently invited for submitting their development of financial proposals for a Project involving development of Container Terminal at the Port of Kandla, India on Build Operate Transfer (BOT) Basis.

At the end of the Bidding process, KPT may grant a License to the Qualified Bidder whose technical and financial proposals are accepted by KPT (the successful bidder). The Licensee (The successful bidder, if the license is awarded to it) will be responsible for the design, engineering, financing, procurement, implementation commissioning, operation and maintenance of the project under the License Agreement (LA) to be executed by the License and KPT. The Container Terminal is proposed to be developed on berth No.11 and 12 having a combined quay length of 545 meters and a depth of 12.5 meters alongside the berths. While berth No. 11 is ready for use, berth No.12, presently under development is expected to be ready for use by 31.10.05. A murram filled area adjacent to these berths inside Custom Bound Area admeasuring 40 hectares will also be handed over to the selected party for development of Container Stack Yard.

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Mormugao Port Trust Mormugao Port Trust

In many ways, Mormugao Port enjoys an enviable position amongst the major ports. It is the premier iron ore exporting Port of India with an annual throughput of around 24.50 million tonnes of iron ore traffic. The Port accounts for about 32% of India's iron ore export. Though ore is the predominant cargo, there has been a steady increase in liquid bulk and general cargo traffic ever since its joining the ranks of the Major Ports of India. Since 1992, there has been a regular container feeder service from the port and the container traffic has registered a rapid growth within a short span of time and presently handles about 10,000 TEUs per annum.

Mormugao Port Trust

Excellent facilities, high productivity, streamlined administration and a dedicated workforce all go towards making this Port one of the most efficient Port in the Indian subcontinent. With all these attributes, Mormugao Port has tremendous potential to cater to the needs of trade and industry and to contribute to the economic development of the Nation.

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New Mangalore Port Trust

The New Mangalore Port, the only Major Port of Karnataka was declared as the 9th Major Port on 4th May 1974 and was formally inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, Smt. Indira Gandhi on 11th January 1975. The Provisions of the Major Port Trust Act 1963 were applied to NMP with effect from 1-4-1980. Since then the Port has been functioning as a catalyst for the economic development of this region and cater the needs of the shippers. Over the years the Port has grown from the level of handling less than a lakh tonnes of traffic to 26.67 million tones handled during 2003-04.

New Mangalore Port Trust

New Mangalore Port Trust

The major commodities exported through the Port are Iron Ore Concentrates& Pellets, Iron Ore Fines, POL Products, granite stones, containerized cargo, etc. The major imports of the Port are Crude and POL products, LPG, wood pulp, timber logs, finished fertilizers, liquid ammonia, phosphoric acid, other liquid chemicals, containerized cargo, etc.

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Paradip Port Trust Paradip Port Trust

Paradip is one of the Major Ports of India and is the main out-let and in-let of the sea- borne trade of the eastern part of the country spread over States such as Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal. The natural resources and industrial products of this wide spread hinterland are immense and the value of the Ore trade of the country passing through the Port of Paradip is considerably higher than many other Major Ports of India.

Paradip Port Trust

The foundation stone of the Port was laid by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on the 3rd January, 1962. The construction works commenced from the 19th November, 1962 and dredging operations started from the 15th March, 1964 by the Yugoslav Dredger "VLASINA". During this period, this Port was under control of the Government of Orissa. Government of India took over the management of the Port from the State Government on 1st june, 1965. The construction of the Iron Ore Berth was completed and INS "INVESTIGATOR" had the privilege of maiden berthing in the Port on the 12th March, 1966. The Port was declared open by Mr. Peter Stambolic, Prime Minister of Yugoslavia on the same day. Government of India declared Paradip as the Eighth Major Port of India on 18-04-1966 making it the FIRST MAJOR PORT in the East Coast commissioned in INDEPENDENT INDIA.

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Visakhapatnam Port Trust

WELCOME to the Port of Visakhapatnam, the Gateway to the East Coast of India. It plays a crucial role as the middle point distribution base for Southern, Eastern, Central and Northern states of India. Described as the Brightest Jewel of all Indian major ports for its outstanding performance and productivity, Visakhapatnam Port serves as a catalyst in spurring domestic and international trade.

The Port of Visakhapatnam has constructed and developed 22 berths including the state of art ore berths (2), Off shore oil Tanker Terminal, LPG berth, and Container Terminal. We are also constructing four new multipurpose berths, two of which will be commissioned shortly. We are also going to acquire the latest shore equipment for speedy operations. With the recent grant of international accreditation recognition to us in quality, safety and Environmental management, we are bringing about great changes in improvement of productivity and customer service.

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