10 Major Ports in India – Traffic Handled at Top Ports in 2018

28 February 2019
10 Major Ports in India

A port is essentially a point where goods are transferred from one place to another via various transport modes – sea, air, road & railway. Logistics industry in India is entirely depend on ports for encompassing activities like freight transportation, warehousing, material handling, protective packaging, inventory control, order processing, marketing, forecasting and customer service. Indian logistics companies can grow their business with right information on ports, importers and exporters that is provided by Export Genius Insight. It is the largest online platform, designed especially for logistics companies, freight forwarders, carriers and CHA to find active Indian buyers & suppliers with their trading activities and contact information. Which are the 10 major ports in India? How much import and export traffic is handled by largest ports in India? We reveal here…      

According to our data, around 95% of India’s trading of total import and export commodities by volume and 70% by value is done through maritime transport. It is serviced by 12 major ports, 200 notified minor and intermediate ports. The nine coastal Indian states Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Orissa, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal are home to all major and minor ports of India. The major ports in India handle a large volume of cargo and container traffic.

Top 10 Ports in India – Import Traffic Handled in 2018

India’s Nhava Sheva, which is also known as Jawaharlal Nehru Port and located in Maharashtra, is the biggest port in India. It handles the highest number of import traffic. Our Insight data shows that in 2018, shipments valued INR 296032 Crore were arrived at this port, which handled more than 64% import traffic. Nhava Sheva Sea was followed by Delhi Air and Chennai Sea, which they handled 6.13% and 5.96% import traffic respectively in last year. Here is the list of top 10 Indian ports with import traffic volume recorded in 2018. 

Indian Port

Value INR Cr. %

Nhava Sheva


Delhi Air


Chennai Sea


Sahar Air Cargo


Mumbai Custom House Sea


Mundra Sea


Paradip Sea


Vizag Sea


Kandla Sea


Chennai Air



Top 10 Indian Ports – Export Traffic Handled in 2018

Nhava Sheva also handles maximum export traffic with more than 34% shipments valued INR 365701 Crore were departed from this Indian port in 2018. It was followed by Delhi Air and Mundra Sea, which handled over 11% export traffic each in last year. Insight reveals top 10 Indian ports with export traffic volume handled in 2018. 


Indian Port

Value INR Cr. %

Nhava Sheva


Delhi Air


Mundra Sea


Chennai Sea


Sahar Air Cargo


Vizag Sea


Kolkata Sea


Mangalore Sea


Tuticorin Sea


Mumbai Custom House Sea



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