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The Ports have Handled  a record of 35,07,830 M. tons of Cargo during the year 2004-05.














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Karnataka's Navigable River System

The state has a well distributed river system as under.
East flowing rivers:
The Krishna system:

Krishna, Tungabhadra, Vedavathi, Hagari, Malaprabha,
Ghataprabha, Doni, Bhima.
The Kaveri system:-
Kaveri, Hemavathi, Harangi, Kapila, shimsha
West flowing rivers:-
Kalinadi, Hattikeri,Gangavali, Aghanashini, Sharavathi, Bhatkal, Pancha, Gangolli, Sita, Swarna, Varahi, Udyawar, Gurpur and Netravathi. 



Minor Ports Under The Government of Karnataka

The Karnataka State has a maritime coastline of 155 nautical miles (300 Kilometers),  studded by ten minor ports between Karwar in the North and Mangalore in the south, flanked by Uttara Kannada, Udupi and Dakshina Kannada Districts.  The ten minor ports of the State are Karwar, Belekeri, Tadri, Honnavar, Bhatkal, Kundapur, Hangarkatta, Malpe, Padubidri and Old Mangalore.  Out of these ten ports, Karwar is the only all weather port while the other nine are the reverine anchorage lighterage ports.


Why Choose Karnataka for Cargo handling


  • Very Close to all Metros and well linked with NH17
  • Easily navigable Routes
  • Natural Harbors providing safety
  • Efficient  handling



Future Course of Development

The Karwar port being one of the best natural harbors, is being upgraded under Port Development Project and on its completion will offer better and increased berthing and docking facilities to large sea faring vessels. The port has considerable potential for the movement of the container cargo as it i!§ found to be logistically viable. The state Govt. has decided to start container handling facility at the port.


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Karnataka Location Map

The Karwar Port lies between 130 55' and 150 31' north latitude and 74" 9' units and 750 10' East longitude.
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