Kandla Port is a major seaport situated on the Kandla Creek, which was established in 1952. The foundations of the port were created with a single pier in 1931. The port was declared as a major seaport in 1955. In 1952, the then Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru inaugurated the sea port. The port is around 9 km away from the Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone or SEZ. The Kandla Port has become the centre for exporting grains and importing oil to India. Port of Kandla is also engaged in trading of chemicals, petroleum, steel, iron machinery, coal and metal containers.