New Mangalore Port snapshot
New Mangalore Port as officially opened on 11th January, 1975. Port Trust Board was established on 1st April, 1980 for the administration of the port. In the year 1962, projects that were associated with the port were initiated. These projects were finally completed in the year 1974. Known by the name of New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT), it is the only major port of Karnataka.
Completed in a span of 12 years, it has the distinction of the ninth biggest port of India. Stationed to the north of the confluence of Gurupura River and Arabian Sea, it serves the neighbourhood of Karnataka state and the state of Kerala.
Iron ore concentrates and pellets, manganese, cashew, iron ore fines, granite stones, coffee, and containerised cargo are exported from this port. LPG, finished fertilizers, phosphoric acid, crude and petroleum products, timber logs, wood pulp, liquid ammonia, other liquid chemicals and many more are the prominent imports of the port.