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Mangalore, the chief port city of the Indian state of Karnataka also known as Mangalapuram in Malayalam, is located about 350 kilometres (220 mi) west of the state capital, Bangalore. Mangalore lies between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghat mountain ranges which is the administrative headquarters of the Dakshina Kannada district in south western Karnataka. With its pristine beaches, broad roads and calm localities this coastal city was declared the eighth cleanest city in India. Mangalore ranked India's 13th place in top business destination and in Karnataka its second after Bangalore. Mangalore is often used as a staging point for sea traffic along the Malabar Coast.
The Geographical Nitty-Gritty
The city has a tropical climate and lies in the path of the Arabian Sea branch of the South-West monsoons. Mangalore's port handles 75 per cent of India's coffee exports and the bulk of the nation's cashew exports. Mangalore is demographically diverse with several languages, including Tulu, Konkani, Kannada, and Beary bashe commonly spoken, and is the largest city of Tulu Nadu region. The city's landscape is characterized by rolling hills, coconut palms, freshwater streams, and hard red-clay tiled-roof buildings. In an exercise carried out by the Urban Development Ministry under the national urban sanitation policy.
The New Mangalore Port
Panambur is the site of New Mangalore Port. It is located in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka state, India, north of the Gurupura River. The name Panambur is derived from 'Panam' which means Money and 'Ur' which means place or village in Tulu language. There is a Nandaneshwara temple in Panambur. The sea port is near to Surathkal railway station on the Mumbai-Mangalore railway route. There is a beautiful beach on the shore of the Arabian Sea at Tanniru Bhavi to the south of sea port at Panambur Gurupur river is to the south of Panambur. Many factories including Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers and Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited are located at Panambur. Mangalore is a multicultural potpouri with people from diverse religious, linguistic, migratory.
Trade through the Port
A port is a location on a coast containing one or more harbors where ships can dock and transfer people or cargo to or from land. Ports with deeper water are rarer, but can handle larger, more economical ships. Since ports throughout history handled every kind of traffic, support and storage facilities vary widely, may extend for miles, and dominate the local economy. Boarding the port of Mangalore was a new and good experience. Mangalore Port is a modern all-weather port situated at Panambur. It provides with all the facilities and luxuries. One can get all the comforts over there. The port facilities provided are to face the growing challenges and emerging needs of the 21st century. The Port is well equipped to handle bulk, liquid chemicals, hazardous cargoes, crude and POL products, heavy lifts, machinery, containers.
The Port is Congestion free having Hassle-free single-window clearance and simplified documentation and offers direct delivery from hook point for bulk cargoes. They have a unique system of delivery of import cargo by trucks at the hook point. The New Port has Container Freight Station in close vicinity of the Port. It is An ISO 9001:2008 & 14001:2004 certified port and the deepest inner harbour on the west coast.