• The waterways authority at India divides Indian ports into three categories: major minor and intermediate
  • India has about 190 ports in all, with 12 major and the rest intermediate and minor
  • The major ports are:
    1. Kolkata including Haldia (West Bengal)
    2. Paradip (Orissa)
    3. Vishakhapattnam (Andhra Pradesh)
    4. Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
    5. Ennore (Tamil Nadu)
    6. Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu)
    7. Cochin (Kerala)
    8. New Mangalore (Karnataka)
    9. Marmagao (Goa)
    10. Jawaharlal Nehru (Maharashtra)
    11. Mumbai (Maharashtra)
    12. Kandla (Gujarat)
  • All these ports are administered by the respective Port Trusts, except the newly constructed Ennore, port which is under the Ennore Port Ltd Company