New Mangalore Port

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Time Required : 2-3 hrs

Entry Fee : INR 200 per person

Timings : 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

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New Mangalore Port, Mangalore Overview

The New Mangalore Port situated in Panambur, Mangalore in the state of Karnataka is run and governed new Mangalore trust. It is one of the most major ports located in Karnataka and is the seventh largest port in the country. It was inaugurated on 4th May 1974 by the then prime minister of India, Indira Gandhi. The port lies in Panambur that is, the west coast of India. It lies to the north of Phalguni River to the Arabian Sea.

New Mangalore Port is a remote area of all the coasts located in Karnataka and Kerala. Being the seventh largest port in the country, it is a place where some of the most primary commodities are imported as well as exported.

Some of the major products which are exported include pellets, iron ore fines and concentrates, coffee, cashew, manganese, granite stones and containerized cargo. Some of the commodities which are majorly imported include LPG, crude, petroleum products, wood pulp, logs of timber, fertilisers, liquid ammonia, liquid chemicals, containerized cargo and numerous other products. All the projects associated with the port were started in 1962.

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About New Mangalore Port

The name given to the port 'New Mangalore' distinguishes it from the old port in the city of Mangalore which is known as 'Mangalore bunder'. The old port is located to the north of the new port and is used for the purpose of fishing and ferrying small goods and commodities. The projects were undertaken in the ear 1962 and were finally finished by 1974. The port was opened officially 11th January 1975. To conduct the administration of the port, new Mangalore trust was established in 1980. The port was completed in around 12 years.

Tips For Visiting New Mangalore Port

1. The best time to visit the beach is between the months of October and February.

2. Carry along water bottles and food packages on the way to the destination. Also, keep an extra pair of clothes handy.

How To Reach New Mangalore Port

NH-66 which was earlier NH-17 passes through the port. The railway station in Thokur is the nearest one, but it is convenient for passengers to get down at Suratkal Railway Station which is situated at a distance of 6 km from the port.

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