Vizhinjam Port UPSC NOTE


  • The Vizhinjam International Deepwater Multipurpose Seaport on the Arabian Sea coast at Trivandrum,Kerala.

  • Vizhinjam is a natural port.

Importance of Vizhinjam:

  • Located on the southern tip of the Indian Peninsula.

  • Just 10 nautical miles from the major international sea route and east-west shipping axis.

  • Natural water depth of more than 20 m within a nautical mile from the coast and can easily accommodate ships with displacements of up to 300,000 tons.

  • The Vizhinjam port is likely to play a pivotal role in the maritime development of the country and Kerala.

  • The commissioning of the port is expected to leverage the growth of 17 minor ports in the State along with creating thousands of employment opportunities.

  • Ports of Colombo, Singapore and Dubai might face serious competition from Vizhinjam port.

  • It is estimated that India could save more than a 100 million U.S dollars a year in terms of foreign exchange.



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Vizhinjam Port UPSC NOTE
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