Top 5 major Indian Ports
Mr. Marine is constantly working on improving its service network, thus guaranteeing better and better service to its customers worldwide. In such a framework, we have strengthened our service coverage in India.
According to IBEF, India has one of the largest Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) globally, with a coastline of approximately 7517 km. Around 95% of its trading by volume and 70% by value is done through maritime transport. India has 12 major and 205 minor and intermediate ports, with new mega ports under development.
Let’s discover the top 5 major ports of India where Mr. Marine is present to inspect, support, and repair any onboard electromechanical equipment that has an impact on your vessel’s safety and compliance:
- Port Trust – Nhava Sheva (JNPT)
It is India’s largest container port with annual traffic of 5.05 million TEU. Opened in 1989, it processes nearly 55% of the total container cargo passing through India. Also known as the King Port across the Arabian Sea, it will almost double the capacity once the construction of its fourth terminal is completed. The port facilities include a customs house, connection to over 50 Inland Container Depots (ICDs), and 30 Container Freight Stations (CFS).
- Port of Mundra
The second busiest port in India is the Port of Mundra, with annual traffic of 4.4 million TEU. It is India’s largest commercial port by size and acts as a significant gateway to the hinterland of northern India with multimodal connectivity. The port operates 10 berths for dry bulk, 3 for liquid bulk, 6 container berths, 3 mechanized import berths, and 2 for SPM crude oil imports.
- Port of Chennai
Known as the Gateway of South India, the Port of Chennai is the largest port in the Bay of Bengal, with annual traffic of 1.5 million TEU. It is also the third oldest port, dating back to 1881. Chennai is an artificial and all-weather port classified into the North, Central, and South zones with 26 berths.
- Port of Kandla
It is one of the oldest Indian ports, dating back to 1950. It was the first export processing port in India, known today as the country’s most affluent and busiest port. Presently, the port is expanding to ameliorate its existing facilities. Additional 4 berths are being built to accommodate ships of larger drafts and tonnage.
- Port of Mumbai
Mumbai Port is one of the largest seaports by size and shipping traffic in India. The port is located in a natural harbor with water reaching depths of 10-12 meters, allowing easy docking and passage for large cargo ships. With more than 6000 vessels arriving in the port annually, the Mumbai Port is critical to the Indian economy and trade operations as it handles 20% of the foreign trade.
Mr. Marine’s technicians are available 24/7 to service your marine elevator and other electromechanical equipment in these ports. To find more about our offers, or to book your next marine elevator service, contact us.