Ports and harbours of Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh has the 2nd longest coastline of 974 km in the eastern peninsular India, which accounts for 12% of the country’s total coastline with one major (Operational) and 14 non–major (5 Operational) ports, with six ports under development in the PPP mode.
The state's ports handled 73 million tons of cargo in financial year 2015-16. The state of Andhra Pradesh is the second maritime state (after Gujarat) in terms of cargo handled by Non-Major Ports and the third maritime state (after Gujarat and Maharashtra) in terms of overall cargo handled including Visakhapatnam port trust .
|S.No.||Port||Traffic Handled-FY 15-16 (in MMT)|
|1||Visakhapatnam - Major Port||57|
|3||Kakinada Deep Water||15|
Exports and imports
Exported products are Rice, Wheat, Maize, Soya bean meal and retraction, Rice bran extraction, Bentonite, Fibre, Fish Meal, Tobacco, Sand, Cement Iron ore, Cement clinker, Minerals etc. Some of the imports include Murate of Potash, Rock phosphate, Urea, Crude Palm Oil, Edible oils, Chemicals, Gases, Wood pulp, Machineries etc. Lightering of Crude oil also takes place.
Ports and harbours
|S.No.||Port name||District||Type of port||Status|
|1||Visakhapatnam Port||Visakhapatnam District||Outer harbour
|1||Kakinada Port||East Godavari District||Anchorage port
Deep water port
|2||Machilipatnam port||Krishna District||Green field port||(in operation from 1945-1967) |
(nominal operation up to 1990)
(proposed for inland operation)
|1||Krishnapatnam Port||Nellore district||Deep Water Port||Operational|
|2||Gangavaram Port||Visakhapatnam district||Deep Water Port||Operational|
|3||Rawa (Surasenayanam)||East Godavari District||Anchorage port||Operational Captive Port|
|4||Bhavanapadu port||Srikakulam district||Green field port||Fishing Harbour constructed |
No commercial harbour
|5||Ramayapattanam port||Prakasam district||Deep Water Port||Fishing operated with |
Catamarans and Navas
|6||Kalingapatnam port||Srikakulam district||Green field port||Fishing operated with |
Catamarans and Navas
|7||Bheemunipatnam port||Visakhapatnam district||Green field port||proposed for Ship Building,|
|8||Narsapur port||West Godavari District||Green field port||Port proposed|
|9||Nizampatnam port||Guntur district||Green field port||Fishing harbour operated |
|10||Vodarevu port||Prakasam district||Green field port||Port proposed|
|11||Mutyalammapalem port||Visakhapatnam district||Green field port||Port proposed|
|1||Visakhapatnam||Visakhapatnam district||Fishing Harbour||Operational|
|2||Kakinada||East Godavari District||Fishing Harbour||Operational|
|3||Machilipatnam||Krishna District||Fishing Harbour||Operational|
|4||Nizampatnam||Guntur District||Fishing Harbour||Operational|
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