‘Major Port of the Year’ award goes to Paradip

Screenshot_3Paradip port has been honored with the ‘Major Port of the Year’ award in recognition of its excellent performance in 2012-13. In 2012-13, PPT handled a total of 56.55 million tonnes of traffic, up from 54.25 mt in 2011-12. Also, during the year, the port added 22 mt of capacity bringing the total to 102 mt.

Where is Paradip Port?       

Paradip is a major seaport town and a designated notified area in Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha, India. Paradip Port is one of the Major Ports of India serving the Eastern and Central parts of the country. Its hinterland extends to the States of Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. The Port mainly deals with bulk cargo apart from other clean cargoes.

Which are the Major Ports of India?

Following are the major Ports in India along with their specialities.

Western Coast

Eastern Coast

Kandla (child of partition)

Kolkata-Haldia (riverine port)

Mumbai (busiest and biggest)

Paradip (exports raw iron to Japan)

Jawahar Lal Nehru (fastest growing)

Vishakjapatnam (deepest port)

Marmugao (naval base also)

Chennai (oldest and artifical)

Mangalore (exports Kudremukh iron-ore)

Ennore (most modern-in private hands)

Cochin (natural Harbour)

Tuticorin (southernmost )

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