New Mangalore Port, established in 1974 and located in Panambur near Mangalore, known by the name of New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) is the one and only one major port of Karnataka. It has the distinction of the ninth biggest port of India. Its construction got completed in 12 years.
It is stationed to north of confluence of Gurupura river to Arabian sea. The port serves neighbourhood of Karnataka state and to some degrees state of Kerala.
Many materials are exported through this port, including Iron Ore concentrates and pellets, granite stones, coffee, manganese, cashew, Iron Ore fines, and containerized cargo. The major imports include LPG, crude and petroleum products, timber logs, wood pulp, liquid ammonia, finished fertilizers, phosphoric acid, other liquid chemicals and many more.