Visakhapatnam Port is one of 13 major ports in India and the only major port of Andhra Pradesh. It is India's second largest port by volume of cargo handledIt is located at the east coast of India and is located halfway among the Visakhapatnam Ports. Although the want for constructing a port at the east coast to access Central Provinces was felt by way of the British in the 19th century, the suggestion of Col. H. Cartwright Reid of British Admiralty for constructing a harbour at Visakhapatnam became authorised by the Government best after the First World War.
The Inner Harbour turned into built by way of the Bengal Nagpur Railway among 1927 and 1933 to facilitate the export of manganese ore from the Central Provinces. The port, built at a value of 378 lakhs was inaugurated with the aid of Lord Willingdon on 19 December 1933. During the Second World War, the army importance of the port elevated.
After India's independence, the port witnessed increase underneath the diverse Five Year Plans. Over time, the port has grown from one with three berths dealing with 1.3 lakh tonnes in keeping with annum to one with 24 berths and annual site visitors of 65 million tonnes. The port become notified as a major port in 1964 below the Major Port Trusts Act, 1963. Under the Act, the Visakhapatnam Port Trust is in price of jogging the port.