Beypore Port

Beypore Port

Latitude 11°10' 0" N
Longitude 75° 47' 59" E

Beypore is an ancient port town in Kozhikode district in the state of Kerala, India. The place was formerly known as Vaypura / Vadaparappanad. Tipu Sultan, ruler of Mysore, named the town"Sultan Pattanam". The land for the port was acquired from Beypore Karippa Puthiyakovilakam in the year 1963-64.The Beypore Port is located on the south western coast of India (latitude 11°10' 0" N & longitude 75° 47' 59" E), which is midway between the two major ports of Cochin and New Mangalore, 193 km North of Cochin, 391 km North of Trivandrum and 246 km South of Mangalore. It is situated at the mouth of River Chaliyar directly facing to the Arabian Sea. Beypore was well known for its crafting of huge wooden boats called “Uru”. Boats built here were used on the sea routes to Arab countries. This type of boat has been used by the Arabs since ancient times as trading vessels, and even now, urus are being manufactured and exported to Arab nations from Beypore.

Beypore port has a 300m wharf with adequate cargo handling gears like Mobile Harbour Crane, Reach stacker, Stationary cranes and 3200 sqm storage facility.

Beypore is the second biggest port in the state with respect to the annual cargo and passenger throughput next to Cochin port. The port handles an average of 1.25 lakh tones of cargo and 10000 passengers annually mainly to and from Lakshadweep islands.