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Kerala's Major Shipping Ports

Kerala's Major Shipping Ports: Gateways to Global Commerce

Kerala, known for its serene backwaters and lush landscapes, is also home to several key shipping ports, vital for its economy and connectivity to global markets. In this blog, we explore these ports, unveiling their sizes, capacities, and historical significance.




Cochin Shipyard was incorporated in the year 1972
Cochin Shipyard was incorporated in the year 1972


Established in the heart of Kochi, the Cochin Port stands as one of the largest in India. This deep-water port's establishment dates back to 1928 and has since been a pivotal maritime gateway, supporting significant cargo and container operations.



An ambitious project near Thiruvananthapuram, Vizhinjam International Seaport, is set to be a deepwater multipurpose port. Its strategic location near the international shipping routes positions it as a future maritime hub.


Located at the Chaliyar River's mouth in Kozhikode, Beypore Port has been operational since ancient times, primarily known for its shipbuilding history.


In the historic city of Kollam, Azheekal Port, one of Kerala's oldest, serves as a key maritime player, enhancing the local economy through its coastal activities.


Kollam Port, with its roots in the spice trade era, is a testament to Kerala's rich maritime history. This port in Kollam city has been an active player in trade since ancient times.


Part of Cochin Port, the Vallarpadam Terminal, established as India's first transshipment terminal, revolutionizes cargo handling with its state-of-the-art facilities.


Situated at the Bharathappuzha River's mouth, Ponnani Port in Malappuram district, though smaller in scale, plays a significant role in regional trade and shipping activities.


Conclusion

These ports not only serve as crucial nodes for international trade but also symbolize Kerala's rich maritime heritage. As the state continues to grow, these ports will undoubtedly play a more prominent role in shaping its economic landscape.

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