Gopalpur port is located at Latitude 19018’13.44″N and Longitude 84057’52.72″E along the coast of Bay of Bengal in the state of Odisha. The port is 90 nautical miles south of Paradip port and 110 nautical miles north of Vishakhapatnam port.
Proximity to bauxite rich areas of Sundargarh, Balangir, Sambalpur, Kalahandi and steel clusters of central Odisha and mineral rich areas of Angul, Dhenkanal, Jharsguda, Sambalpur and Raigarh (Chhattisgarh) offers advantage to the port. The coal fields of IB and Talcher, which account for approximately 25% of India’s coal reserves and 100% of Odisha’s coal reserves (source MCL) form part of hinterland of the port.
Gopalpur Port is well connected to Howrah-Visakhapatnam-Chennai broad gauge railway line through a link line of 6 Km from port to Chatrapur. Major ports like Kolkata, Haldia, Paradip, Visakhapatnam and Chennai are connected with this particular line.
The port is connected to NH-16 (Kolkata-Chennai) at a distance of about 6 km through NH 516. This gives Gopalpur excellent road connectivity to its hinterland.
The nearest airport is the Biju Patnaik Airport in Bhubaneshwar which is at a distance of about 150 km from Gopalpur Port. The closest airstrip is Rangeilunda, which is at a distance of 14 Kms.