Port of Kolkata

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The Port of Kolkata is a riverine port in the city of Kolkata, India, located around 126 mi from the sea.wikipedia
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Kolkata

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The Port of Kolkata is a riverine port in the city of Kolkata, India, located around 126 mi from the sea.
Located on the east bank of the Hooghly River approximately 75 km west of the border with Bangladesh, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port and its sole major riverine port.

Bengal

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From 1838 to 1917, the British used this port to ship off over half a million Indians from all over India — mostly from the Bhojpuri Belt, Bengal, and Tamil Nadu — and take them to places across the world, such as Mauritius, Guyana, Suriname, Fiji, Belize, and the Caribbean Islands as indentured laborers.

West Bengal

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It has a vast hinterland comprising the entire North East of India including West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, North East Hill States and two landlocked neighbouring countries namely, Nepal and Bhutan and also the Autonomous Region of Tibet (China).
The Kolkata Port Trust manages the Kolkata and the Haldia docks.

Budge Budge

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Being close to Kolkata and on the shores of Hooghly River river makes it a strategic location for oil storage and is the biggest oil storage for the metropolis Calcutta with big PSUs like Petroleum Wharves Budge Budge under Kolkata Port Trust .

Sagar Island

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Sagar Lighthouse (21.65°N, 88.05°W) is situated at Middleton Point on the Sagar Island 1.5 km inshore. It is visible from a distance of 28 km in clear weather.
Kolkata Port Trust has a pilot station and a light house.

East India

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After independence, the port's importance decreased because of factors including the Partition of Bengal (1905), reduction in size of the port hinterland, and economic stagnation in eastern India.
Kolkata Port, Paradip Port, Dhamra Port and Haldia are 4 major ports in East India.

Diamond Harbour

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Anchorages : Diamond Harbour, Saugor Road, Sandheads
Kolkata Port Trust is considering construction of cargo handling jetties at Diamond Harbour city.

Tajpur Port

Tajpur Port
West Bengal's main port is Kolkata Port (including Haldia Port).

Hooghly River

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It is situated on the left bank of the Hooghly River at 22.54806°N, 88.30139°W about 203 km upstream from the sea.
For a long time, the Calcutta Port was the biggest port of India.

Kolkata Eye

Kolkata Eye
In August 2012 The Times of India reported that the state urban development department had identified a two-acre plot, alongside the Hooghly River, belonging to the Kolkata Port Trust.

Ports in India

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However, the number of vessels handled at Kolkata Port during 2013-2014 was the highest among all Indian Major Ports.

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The Port of Kolkata is a riverine port in the city of Kolkata, India, located around 126 mi from the sea.

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The Port of Kolkata is a riverine port in the city of Kolkata, India, located around 126 mi from the sea.

East India Company

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It is the oldest operating port in India, and was constructed by the British East India Company.

Haldia

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The Port has two distinct dock systems - Kolkata Docks at Kolkata and a deep water dock at Haldia Dock Complex, Haldia.

Presidencies and provinces of British India

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In the 19th century, the Kolkata Port was the premier port in British India.

Bhojpuri region

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From 1838 to 1917, the British used this port to ship off over half a million Indians from all over India — mostly from the Bhojpuri Belt, Bengal, and Tamil Nadu — and take them to places across the world, such as Mauritius, Guyana, Suriname, Fiji, Belize, and the Caribbean Islands as indentured laborers.

Tamil Nadu

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From 1838 to 1917, the British used this port to ship off over half a million Indians from all over India — mostly from the Bhojpuri Belt, Bengal, and Tamil Nadu — and take them to places across the world, such as Mauritius, Guyana, Suriname, Fiji, Belize, and the Caribbean Islands as indentured laborers.

Mauritius

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From 1838 to 1917, the British used this port to ship off over half a million Indians from all over India — mostly from the Bhojpuri Belt, Bengal, and Tamil Nadu — and take them to places across the world, such as Mauritius, Guyana, Suriname, Fiji, Belize, and the Caribbean Islands as indentured laborers.

Guyana

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From 1838 to 1917, the British used this port to ship off over half a million Indians from all over India — mostly from the Bhojpuri Belt, Bengal, and Tamil Nadu — and take them to places across the world, such as Mauritius, Guyana, Suriname, Fiji, Belize, and the Caribbean Islands as indentured laborers.

Suriname

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From 1838 to 1917, the British used this port to ship off over half a million Indians from all over India — mostly from the Bhojpuri Belt, Bengal, and Tamil Nadu — and take them to places across the world, such as Mauritius, Guyana, Suriname, Fiji, Belize, and the Caribbean Islands as indentured laborers.

Fiji

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From 1838 to 1917, the British used this port to ship off over half a million Indians from all over India — mostly from the Bhojpuri Belt, Bengal, and Tamil Nadu — and take them to places across the world, such as Mauritius, Guyana, Suriname, Fiji, Belize, and the Caribbean Islands as indentured laborers.

Belize

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From 1838 to 1917, the British used this port to ship off over half a million Indians from all over India — mostly from the Bhojpuri Belt, Bengal, and Tamil Nadu — and take them to places across the world, such as Mauritius, Guyana, Suriname, Fiji, Belize, and the Caribbean Islands as indentured laborers.

Caribbean

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From 1838 to 1917, the British used this port to ship off over half a million Indians from all over India — mostly from the Bhojpuri Belt, Bengal, and Tamil Nadu — and take them to places across the world, such as Mauritius, Guyana, Suriname, Fiji, Belize, and the Caribbean Islands as indentured laborers.