The Maritime State of Kerala has a coastline of around 590 Km. There are 17 Intermediate & Minor Ports in Kerala. The Minor and Intermediate Ports are under the Administration of Government of Kerala. The Ports are administered directly by the Director of Ports who is headquartered at Thiruvananthapuram. There are three regional officers at Neendakara, Alappuzha and Kozhikkode.

Kerala, with a coastline of 590 kilometers, is situated on the South West Coast of India. Besides the Port of Kochi (a Major Port governed by Major Port Trusts Act, 1963), there are 3 Intermediate and 14 Minor Ports in Kerala. They are Neendakara, Alappuzha, Kozhikkode (Intermediate Ports) and Vizhinjam, Valiyathura, Thankasserry, Kayamkulam, Manakkodam, Munambam, Ponnani, Beypore, Vadakara, Thalasserry, Manjeswaram, Neeleswaram, Kannur, Azhikkal and Kasaragode (Minor Ports). 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. Most of the minor and intermediate ports in the State are seasonal in nature with insufficient infrastructure to handle even medium and small sized vessels throughout the year.Government Of Kerala allowed private investment in Intermediate and Minor Ports from 1994.

The Department of Ports is Governed by :

Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan
Hon'ble Chief Minister,
Government of Kerala

Shri. Ramachandran Kadannappally
Hon'ble Minister for Ports,
Government of Kerala.

Sri. James Varghese IAS,
Secretary (Ports)

Sri.Ajit Patil IAS,
Director of Ports




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