After Mumbai seaport, the next most business generated seaports are Vishakapatnam, Kakinada and Machilipatnam. The Andhra Pradesh ports handle a large volume of cargo traffic and container traffic. Here we going to list these three ports as follows:
The port city Vishakapatnam is located on the southeast coast of India in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Vizag is the one India’s largest seaport and the oldest shipyard of the country. The Vishakapatnam harbour is the only one natural harbours in the coastal area in the bay of Bengal. Vishakapatnam port is the place where most of the seashore business will do in a huge amount. This port handles nearly about 1.2 lakh tonnes of cargo every year. The beautiful sight of this port is that it is located on a creek where Narava Geda joins the sea. For modernizing this port the government invested about Rs.13 crores in 2016-2017. Most of the profit is generated from iron ore, pellets, coal Alumina and oil.
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Kakinada Port is the second port city in Andhra and Krishnapatnam Port is a privately built deepwater port in Andhra Pradesh. The private sector Kakinada Sea Ports Limited is all set to double its cargo handling to 10 million tonnes this fiscal, 5.5 million tonnes handled last fiscal. The company, which has been operating the Kakinada Deep Water port since 1999, said that so far 8.6 million tonnes of cargo was handled this fiscal. In the last fiscal, the port has handled a total cargo of 5.5 million tonnes, with the on-shore handling accounting for more than 2.3 million tonnes and off-shore cargo handling amounting to attracting bulk imports and exports in the near future.
Phosphoric acid, ammonia, naphtha, high-speed diesel and edible oils are among the liquid cargo being handled by the port. The bulk cargo includes coal, bentonite, feldspar and iron ore. The port also exports cement to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. So far 4.7 lakh tonnes of cement has been exported from this port. The port expects to handle two lakh tonnes of furnace oil and naphtha imports by the end of this fiscal.
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Machilipatnam Port is a suggested deep seaport on the coast of Bay of Bengal. It is placed at Machilipatnam, the district headquarters of Krishna district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The port YS Rajasekhara Reddy set the foundation for the port in 2008. Navayuga Engineering Company Limited bagged the project to develop the port on Build own operate transfer basis on a 50-year basis.
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