Which is the Oldest Port in India?

By Ritesh|Updated : August 3rd, 2022

There are 13 major ports in India among which the Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port Trust of Kolkata is the Oldest Port in India built by the British East India Company. It is considered one of the most important ports also known as the gateway to Eastern India. Know all about the oldest port of India below.

Kolkata Port Trust is the Oldest Port in India

The famous Kolkata Port Trust is the oldest port in India named after Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee. There are 13 major ports in India which are as follows: Kolkata Port, Cochin Port, Mumbai Port, Paradip Port, New Mangalore Port, Tuticorin port, Jawaharlal Nehru Port, Kandla Port, Mormugao Port, Visakhapatnam Port, Chennai Port, Ennore Port, and Port Blair Port.

Mumbai Port is the second oldest port in India followed by Chennai port which is the third oldest and the 2nd largest port in India.

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FAQs on Which is the Oldest Port in India?

  • The Mumbai port is the second oldest port in India after Kolkata. It is in operation since 1873 and is owned by the Government of India.

  • No, Chennai is not the oldest port in India. It is the third oldest port after Kolkata and Mumbai, and the second largest port in India.

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