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Details of Ports in India

Written By: Jagriti Shahi, Business Analyst @Global Launch Base

India has a vast coastline stretching over 7,500 km, providing it with a significant strategic advantage in maritime trade. The country has a number of major ports, each with its unique features and capabilities, making India a crucial player in the global shipping industry.


The given data showcases the inward trade volume and the ports in different cities of various states and a union territory in India. The chart includes the name of the port along with the corresponding city and state where it is located. Additionally, the trade volume, i.e., the amount of cargo entering each port is also provided, giving insight into the economic activity of each region.

Indian Port Trade (Size)


The chart shows the capacity of major ports in India in million metric tons. Among these ports, Mundra Port has the highest capacity of 210 million metric tons. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust comes in second with a capacity of 140 million metric tons, followed by Visakhapatnam Port Trust with a capacity of 150 million metric tons. Paradip Port Authority has a capacity of 130 million metric tons, and V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust has a capacity of 100 million metric tons. Kamarajar Port Limited, Deendayal Port Trust, and New Mangaluru Port Trust have a capacity of 100 million metric tons, 100 million metric tons, and 46 million metric tons respectively. Mumbai Port Trust has a capacity of 60 million metric tons, Cochin Port Trust has a capacity of 45 million metric tons, and Mormugao Port Trust has a capacity of 44 million metric tons. Chennai Port Trust has the lowest capacity among these ports with a capacity of only 8 million metric tons.

Indian Ports Trade Volume



Inward and outward traffic volumes, measured in million tonnes, vary among the major ports in India. According to the latest available data, Visakhapatnam Port Trust had an inward traffic volume of 61.02 million tonnes and an outward traffic volume of 38.22 million tonnes. V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust had an inward traffic volume of 38.25 million tonnes and an outward traffic volume of 32.51 million tonnes. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port Trust had an inward traffic volume of 11.13 million tonnes and an outward traffic volume of 11.09 million tonnes. Paradip Port Authority recorded an inward traffic volume of 114.09 million tonnes and an outward traffic volume of 76.74 million tonnes. New Mangaluru Port Trust saw an inward traffic volume of 28.15 million tonnes and an outward traffic volume of 28.98 million tonnes. Mundra Port reported an inward traffic volume of 116.57 million tonnes and an outward traffic volume of 72.31 million tonnes. Mumbai Port Trust had an inward traffic volume of 28.34 million tonnes and an outward traffic volume of 22.17 million tonnes. Mormugao Port Trust had an inward traffic volume of 12.98 million tonnes and an outward traffic volume of 13.63 million tonnes. Kamarajar Port Limited had an inward traffic volume of 31.39 million tonnes and an outward traffic volume of 24.53 million tonnes. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust recorded an inward traffic volume of 46.5 million tonnes and an outward traffic volume of 47.94 million tonnes. Deendayal Port Trust had an inward traffic volume of 109.97 million tonnes and an outward traffic volume of 48.19 million tonnes. Cochin Port Trust had an inward traffic volume of 24.95 million tonnes and an outward traffic volume of 19.32 million tonnes. Finally, Chennai Port Trust saw an inward traffic volume of 17.86 million tonnes and an outward traffic volume of 14.75 million tonnes.

How many ports in India

13 major ports and 205 notified minor and Intermediate Ports.

1. Mumbai Port Trust - Handles trade with countries in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.

It has 58 berths/docks; can handle ships up to 400 meters in length

Size: 63 million metric tons.

Inward trade volume: 34.64 million metric tons.

Outward trade volume: 28.43 million metric tons.

2. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (Navi Mumbai) - Handles trade with countries in South and Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

It has 30 container terminals/berths; can handle ships up to 15,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units)

Size: 56.13 million metric tons.

Inward trade volume: 31.49 million metric tons.

Outward trade volume: 24.64 million metric tons.

3. Kolkata Port Trust - Handles trade with countries in South and Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Size: 50 million metric tons.

It has 10 berths/docks; can handle ships up to 300 meters in length

Inward trade volume: 31.05 million metric tons.

Outward trade volume: 18.95 million metric tons.

4. Paradip Port Trust - Handles trade with countries in East and Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Size: 140.61 million metric tons.

It has 12 berths/docks; can handle ships up to 250,000 DWT (deadweight tonnage)

Inward trade volume: 75.95 million metric tons.

Outward trade volume: 64.66 million metric tons.

5. Visakhapatnam Port Trust - Handles trade with countries in East and Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

It has 18 berths/docks; can handle ships up to 200,000 DWT

Size: 72 million metric tons.

Inward trade volume: 39.18 million metric tons.

Outward trade volume: 32.57 million metric tons.

6. Chennai Port Trust - Handles trade with countries in East and Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

It has 24 berths/docks; can handle ships up to 300 meters in length

Size: 51.88 million metric tons.

Inward trade volume: 26.77 million metric tons.

Outward trade volume: 25.11 million metric tons.

7. Cochin Port Trust - Handles trade with countries in West Asia, East and Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

It has 14 berths/docks; can handle ships up to 265 meters in length

Size: 28.13 million metric tons.

Inward trade volume: 14.53 million metric tons.

Outward trade volume: 13.60 million metric tons.

8. New Mangalore Port Trust - Handles trade with countries in West Asia, East and Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

It has 13 berths/docks; can handle ships up to 250 meters in length

Size: 38.98 million metric tons.

Inward trade volume: 23.80 million metric tons.

Outward trade volume: 15.18 million metric tons.

9. Mormugao Port Trust - Handles trade with countries in West Asia, East and Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

It has 16 berths/docks; can handle ships up to 300 meters in length

Size: 37.33 million metric tons.

Inward trade volume: 20.45 million metric tons.

Outward trade volume: 16.88 million metric tons.

10. Deendayal Port Trust (formerly known as Kandla Port Trust) - Handles trade with countries in West Asia, East and Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

It has 18 berths/docks; can handle ships up to 70,000 DWT

Size: 119.56 million metric tons.

Inward trade volume: 58.45 million metric tons.

Outward trade volume: 61.11 million metric tons.

11. Ennore Port Limited (Chennai) - Handles trade with countries in East and Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

3 berths/docks; can handle ships up to 150,000 DWT

Size: 33.18 million metric tons.

Inward trade volume: 17.59 million metric tons.

Outward trade volume: 15.59 million metric tons.

12. Tuticorin Port Trust - Handles trade with countries in East and Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

3 berths/docks and can handle ships up to 190,000 DWT; Deendayal Port Trust has 10 berths/docks and can handle ships up to 200,000 DWT.

Size: 32.41 million metric tons.

Inward trade volume: 18. million metric tons

Outward trade volume: 3.59 million metric tons.

13. Dhamra Port (Odisha) - Handles trade with countries in East and Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

It has docks/berths: 2, Maximum ship size: Up to 180,000 DWT (deadweight tonnage)

Size: 25 million metric tons.

Inward trade volume: 16.3 million metric tons.

Outward trade volume: 8.1 million metric tons.

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