Nehru Port has come a long way by becoming a world-class international container handling
      port. It is a trendsetter in port development in India through new initiatives like private sector
      participation. Jawaharlal Nehru Port is an all weather tidal port having 12 berths with a capacity
      of 89.37 MTPA.
      Mumbai Port: Mumbai Port is a fully integrated multi-purpose port handling container, dry bulk,
      liquid bulk and break bulk cargo. It has extensive wet and dry dock facilities to meet the normal
      needs of ships using the port. The port has 33 berths with a total capacity of 65.33 MTPA.
      Chennai Port: Chennai Port is an all weather artificial harbour with one outer harbour and one
      inner harbour with a wet dock and a boat basin with round the clock navigation facilities. It was
      established in 1875. It has 24 berths with a total capacity of 93.44 MTPA.
      Mormugao Port: Mormugao Port, situated on the west coast of India, is more than a century old
      port. It has modern infrastructure capable of handling a wide variety of cargo. It is a natural
      harbour protected by a breakwater and also by a mole. The Port has excellent infrastructure and a
      conducive work culture. A deep draft channel with 14.4 mtrs. depth permits large vessels to enter
      the harbour. The port has 7 berths plus trans-shipment with a total capacity of 50.04 MTPA.
      V.O. Chidambarnar Port (Tuticorin): V.O. Chidambaranar Port is located strategically close to
      the east-west international sea routes on the south eastern coast of India at latitude 8° 45’N and
      longitude 78° 13’E. located in the Gulf of Mannar, with Sri Lanka on the south east and the large
      land mass of India on the west. The port has 15 berths with a total capacity of 65.90 MTPA.
      Deendayal Port (Kandla): Deendayal Port (erstwhile Kandla Port) was established in 1950 as a
      central government project and Union Government took over Kandla for its development as a
      major port. It has 28 berths including 3 single buoy moorings including an off-shore terminal at
      Vadinar with a capacity of 150.26 MTPA.
      Visakhapatnam Port: Port of Visakhapatnam, a natural harbour, was opened to commercial
      shipping in 1933. It is the only Indian port possessing three international accreditations viz., ISO
      14001; 2004 (EMS)/OHSAS 18001 and ISO 90001:2000 (QMS). It has mechanized handling
      facilities for iron ore, iron pellets, alumina, fertilizer raw material, crude oil and POL products,
      liquid ammonia, phosphoric acid, edible oil, caustic soda and other liquid cargoes. The port has
      24 berths with a total capacity of 110.75 MTPA.
      Kamarajar Port Limited (Ennore): Kamarajar Port Limited (KPL), the 12th major port under the
      Ministry of Shipping was commissioned in 2001, primarily as a coal port dedicated to handling
      thermal coal requirements of Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB). KPL has the distinction of
      being the only corporate port amongst the major ports administered by the central government.
      The port has 8 berths with a total capacity of 57.00 MTPA.
      Inland Water Transport
            India has one of the longest navigable and inland water networks. However, cargo transport
      through these inland waterways is, presently less than 1 per cent of the total cargo movement in
      the country. Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) was constituted in 1986, for the
      development and regulation of inland waterways for shipping and navigation. 111 inland
      waterways have been declared as ‘National Waterways’ under the National Waterways Act,
      2016. After declaration of 106 new national waterways, prefeasibility studies and techno
      economic studies/Detailed Project Report (DPR) are being carried out which inter- alia cover the
      potential of navigability, cargo availability, cost of development, etc.