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Abutting the Arabian Sea, nestled between the Netravati and Gurpur rivers lays the quaint town of Mangalore. It has been historically a shipbuilding center. Being a strategic port it was always under conflict in the past swarmed over by several varied dynasties. Chroniclers reveal that vessels from Mangalore port touched the shores of Persia, Greece, Rome etc. This clearly establishes Mangalore�s prominence in sea trade due to its geographical proximity to important shipping routes. Lying south, the Indian Ocean provides major sea routes connecting the Middle East, Africa, and East Asia with Europe and the Americas.
The New Mangalore Port was declared as the 9th Major Port on 4th May 1974 and was formally inaugurated on 11th January 1975. The provisions of Major Port Trusts Act, 1963 were extended to the New Mangalore Port and a Port Trust Board was formed w.e.f. 1-4-1980. Over the years the Port has grown from the level of handling less than a lakh tonnes of cargo to 31.55 million tonnes handled during the year 2010-11. The Port facilities provided are to face the growing challenges and emerging needs of the 21st century.
The port provides a railway siding to Mangalore. The railway links spread into the neighbouring states of Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamilnadu besides the hinterland. The rail network extends to major industrial cities like Chennai, Bangalore Coimbatore and Mumbai in addition to numerous other commercially important cities.
The Hassan - Mangalore line has been converted into a broad gauge capable of carrying more tonnage of cargo by rail and now the Port is fully accessible to its hinterland. This broad gauge line made to connect Bangalore from Manglore and Chennai via Bangalore route is shortened. The Konkan Railway has given a great fillip to the port / rail interface and thereby to industrial development in the adjoining regions and direct connection to Goa and Mumbai.
Road network The Port is connected with 3 National Highways. The national highway � NH 17 passing near the Port. . This highway stretches from Kochi to Mumbai linking many important cities and towns in its route. The NH 48 connects directly Mangalore to Bangalore and NH 13 Mangalore-Sholapur. In addition to the above, four laning of NH from Bantwal to Surathkal is nearing completion.
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The congestion free all weather port helps vessels to berth all through the year.
A secured container yard prevent theft and pilferage and through the single-window clearance and simplified documentation system cargoes move in or out at speeds unmatched by any other port.