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The state of Maharashtra consists of 720 km of coastline. This coastline carries 35 creeks and 48 private and intermediate ports. According to present day, about 15 million commuters in coastal districts of Maharashtra make use of this Inland Water Transport in a year.

Major Ports in Maharashtra

The state of Maharashtra consists of 3 major ports in Mumbai (controlled by Mumbai Port Trust), JNPT is situated across Mumbai harbor in Navi Mumbai, Ratnagiri, which controls the ores export mined at hinterland. There are also 53 minor ports. Additionally, there are ferryboat services to link Mumbai to adjacent coastal areas. Maharashtra government controls the minor ports in the state with the co-operation of private sector, guided by Maharashtra Maritime Board. Phase-I concentrated on the development of 7 minor ports.

Major Ports in Mumbai

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT)

This is the major port in Mumbai comprising of three berths, private container terminals and twin berth liquid cargo jetty. The services in this port include Marine (night navigation, pilotage and vehicle traffic management), shipping (container services and routes) and it holds a strong position among the 30 top ports in the world.

Mumbai Port Trust

This is Mumbai’s natural major port managing 10.44% of total seaborne cargo regulated by major ports in India, consisting of 3 wet docks, four jetties to carry petroleum products, storage, anchorage, bunkering, watering amenities and pilotage.

Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB)

This Nodal agency controls and develops activities of Maharashtra’s maritime together with coast activities like inland water transport system, large port terminals, cargo jetties setting and shipyards. Port groups include Mora, Bandra, Ratnagiri, Venugurla and Rajpuri.

List of Minor Ports in Maharashtra

Dighi, Ratnagiri, Kiranpani, Redi, Venugurla, Niwti, Malvan, Achara, Deogad, Vijaydurg, Jaitapur, Purnagad, Tiwri-Varoda, Jaigad, Borya, Palshet, Dabhol, Harnai, Kelshi, Bankot, Shriwardhan, Kumbharu, Mandad, Rajpuri, Murud-Janjira, Nandgaon, Bori/Mandla, Revdanda, Dharamtar, Alibaug, Rewas, Thal, Karanja, Mandwa, More, Panvel, Ulwa-Belapur, Trombay, Bandra, Versova, Thane, Kalyan, Manori, Bhiwandi, Bassein, Uttan, Datiware, Arnala, Kellwa-Mahim, Satpati, Nawapur, Tarapur, Dahanu.

Project under Progress

Inland Passenger Water Transport Project (IPWT) constructed on western coastline of Mumbai.

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