Having a 250-metre wide channel that is 5.2 kilometres long, the port of Mormugao is the leading iron ore exporting port in India. Accommodating 60 thousand DWT vessels which are about 215 meters long, the port also facilitates afloat repairs, chipping and cleaning.
The port of Mormugao representing 7% of the total traffic of India can handle exports of over 1.6 thousand TEU’s annually. The port handles a total of almost 35.1 million tonnes of cargo, including nearly 19.6 million tonnes of imports, 16 million tonnes of exports. Having a major complex for ship repairs, the port of Mormugao is a multi-purpose port handling cargoes like iron castings, glass fibre, cashew kernels and much more.
It all started in 1624 when the Portuguese started fortifying the Port of Mormugao to defend their maritime supremacy in the city of Goa. With the onset of 1963, the port was finally recognised as a trading port and was accorded the status of the Major port. After which the port has contributed immensely to the growth of maritime trade in India.
Being a strong source of city’s economy, The Port of Mormugao also boasts its dry dock facilities operated by Western India Shipyard Ltd. The port also provides provincial employment, income, and output to millions of people residing in the nearby region thus contributing to the growth of the economy.