Ports constitute an important economic activity in coastal areas. Ports are also important for the support of economic activities in the hinterland since they act as a crucial connection between sea and land transport. As a supplier of jobs, ports do not only serve an economic but also a social function.
Since about more than 90% of India's trade by volume is conducted via the country’s maritime route, there is a continuous need to develop India's ports and trade-related infrastructure to accelerate growth in the manufacturing industry and to assist the 'Make in India' initiative. India has 12 major ports and approximately 200 non-major ports administered by Central and State Governments respectively. To create awareness and to plan a career in Ports, a lecture is organized for college students as an activity under AKAM. Shri Anbanandam, A.S. Traffic Department is the faculty for the lecture.