New Mangalore Port
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|New Mangaluru Port|
|Opened||4 May 1974|
|Operated by||New Mangaluru Port Trust|
|Owned by||Ministry of Shipping, Government of India|
|Chairman||Shri P.C. Parida|
|Annual container volume||62,808TEU (2014-2015)|
|Value of cargo||36.5 million tonnes (2014-2015)|
New Mangaluru Port(Kannada: kn:ನವ ಮಂಗಳೂರು ಬಂದರು) is a deep-water, all-weather port at Panambur, Mangaluru in Karnataka state in India, which is the deepest inner harbour on the west coast. It is the only major port of Karnataka and is the seventh largest port in India. This port is operated by New Mangaluru Port Trust (NMPT).
The name "New Mangaluru Port" distinguishes it from an old harbour or port in Mangaluru city which is called "Mangaluru bunder"(ಮಂಗಳೂರು ಬಂದರು) or "Old bunder". The old harbour is south of New Mangaluru port and is now used for fishing and for ferrying small goods.
The port is in Panambur, Mangaluru on the west coast of India. It is to north of confluence of Gurupura (Phalguni) river to Arabian sea. It is 170 nautical miles (310 km) south of Mormugao Port and 191 nautical miles (354 km) north of Kochi Port.
It was formally inaugurated on 4 May 1974 by the then prime minister Indira Gandhi. Construction began in 1962.
The national highway NH-66 (earlier NH-17) passes the port. The nearest railway station is Thokur, but passengers have to alight at Suratkal Railway station which is on Konkan railway route, approximately 6 kilometres from the New Mangaluru port.
Types of cargo
The port serves hinterland of Karnataka state and to some extent state of Kerala. The major commodities exported through the port are iron ore concentrates and pellets, iron ore fines, manganese, granite stones, coffee, cashew and containerized cargo.
NMPT has received Greentech Environment Award 2014.
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