Ports and harbours of Andhra Pradesh

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Seaports Map of Andhra Pradesh(click on the map to enlarge)
Vizag Seaport aerial view

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.[1]

Cargo handling[edit]

View of Kakinada port from Beach
Krishnapatnam Port

The state's ports handled 73 million tons of cargo in financial year 2015-16.[2] 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 .[3]

Port Wise Cargo Handled in Financial Year 2015-16
S.No. Port Traffic Handled-FY 15-16 (in MMT)
1 Visakhapatnam - Major Port 57
2 Gangavaram 20
3 Kakinada Deep Water 15
4 Kakinada Anchorage 2
5 Rawa 1
6 Krishnapatnam 35

Exports and imports[edit]

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.[4]

Ports and harbours[edit]

Ports and harbours[5]
S.No. Port name District Type of port Status
Major ports
1 Visakhapatnam Port Visakhapatnam District Outer harbour
Inner harbour
Fishing harbour
Operational
Intermediate ports
1 Kakinada Port East Godavari District Anchorage port
Deep water port
Operational
2 Machilipatnam port Krishna District Green field port (in operation from 1945-1967)
(nominal operation up to 1990)
(proposed for inland operation)
Minor ports
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
Port proposed
Tourism
6 Kalingapatnam port Srikakulam district Green field port Fishing operated with
Catamarans and Navas
Port proposed
7 Bheemunipatnam port Visakhapatnam district Green field port proposed for Ship Building,
Captive Jetty
8 Narsapur port West Godavari District Green field port Port proposed
9 Nizampatnam port Guntur district Green field port Fishing harbour operated
Port proposed
10 Vodarevu port Prakasam district Green field port Port proposed
11 Mutyalammapalem port Visakhapatnam district Green field port Port proposed
Harbours
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ports in AP". Department of Ports (Government of Andhra Pradesh). Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  2. ^ Rama Mohan (13 July 2014). "AP to Set up Maritime Board to Develop Ports". ibtimes.co.in. International Business Times, India. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  3. ^ P.Manoj (10 May 2013). "Dugarajapatnam in Andhra Pradesh to have new major port". Live Mint and The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Cargo Spectrum". Andhra Ports. Department of Ports (Government of Andhra Pradesh). Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Andhra Pradesh Ports". Andhra Ports. Department of Ports (Government of Andhra Pradesh). Retrieved 26 July 2014.