Ports in Odisha (Orissa)
Find a list of ports in Odisha (Orissa) and their profile
Sea Ports in Odisha
Shipping is the most economical means of transport for the transportation of raw materials, as well as finished products, in volume, consequently attracting large-scale industries for the promotion of industry, trade and commerce.
The development and management activities of the major sea ports of Odisha state are under the control of Govt. of India, and the minor ports are under the control of State governments.
Odisha, a principal marine state has a coastline of 480 KMs, which extends from Bahuda Mouth in Ganjam district to Subarnarekha Mouth in Balasore district.
It has been noted that development of minor ports in the state are still in progressive stage. The state has adopted several integrated port development strategy to increase the volumes of international and domestic traffic with private participation. The ORISSA MARITIME BOARD, approved by the state cabinet plays a major role with the powers to plan, direct and implement the maritime development in the State.
Paradip Port: It is one of the foremost Ports of India, which serves the Eastern and Central parts of the India. It is famous for trading activities with a fine sea beach located in Jagatsinghpur District of Orissa. Its vicinity extends to the states of Orissa, Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. The growth ratio of the port in terms of dealing with Bulk cargo besides other clean cargoes is unparalleled.
The operations in the port are carried out round the clock 365 days.
Gopalpur Port: Gopalpur Port situated near Berhampur city, in Odisha State, on the East Coast of India is a natural port. It is one of the ideally located and topographically suited deep sea ports. Sara International Ltd. and Orissa Stevedores Ltd. both the companies have been granted its development and operational task by the Government of Orissa.
Dharma Port: Dhamra Port in minor port is located between Haldia and Paradip, the port at Dhamra is the deepest of India with a draught of 18 meters.
Dharma Port Company Limited, a 50:50 joint venture project between Tata Steel and Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has invested for this project. The project was given grant by the Ministry of Surface Transport (MoST) of the Government of India.
A list of other ports in Odisha.
|sr. no.||Name of the port||District|
|7||Bahuda Muhan (Sonepur)||Ganjam|