Ports in Kerala
Kerala has a coastline of around 590 Km and there are 17 Intermediate & Minor Ports in Kerala and one major port Cochin Port. The Major Port of Kochi is under the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India while the intermediate and minor ports are under the administration of the Government of Kerala.
3 Intermediate Ports: Neendakara Port, Alappuzha Port, Kozhikkode Port
14 Minor Ports: Vizhinjam port, Valiyathura port, Thankasserry port, Kayamkulam port, Manakkodam port, Munambam port, Ponnani port, Beypore port, Vadakara port, Thalasserry port, Manjeswaram port, Neeleswaram port, Kannur port, Azhikkal port and Kasaragode port.
Note: Many of minor and intermediate ports in Kerala are seasonal in nature with insufficient infrastructure to handle even medium and small sized vessels throughout the year.