Diu port is declared as Minor Port under Section 4 of Indian Port Act, l908 ( XV of l908) Diu port is Fair Weather Port located on west coast of the Arabian Sea in Saurashtra region of Gujarat State.
Diu was a sea port and naval base of considerable strategic importance and also a vital link with the rest of India for overseas traders from the 14th to 16th Century. Diu port was handling cargo passenger vessels for exporting salt, dry and fresh fish products of exquisite handicrafts made of ivory etc. and importing of bamboo, molasses, Mangalore tiles, liquor, timber wood etc. which day by day reduced due to more sufficient facilities like landing, easy navigational channel etc. available in nearby of Gujarat and hence vessels migrated and for the same due to less traffic situation arise in the mouth. How-Ever, during the year 2001,2003 & 2006, 2008 & 2011 a U.K. Flag Luxury Cruise Launch with 33, 57 & 65 , 224nos. respectively has anchored at Diu Port with foreign tourist of U.K., Canada, Australia, Netherlands etc.
At present, fishing vessels are the main tools of t the Port Activity, however, demand for Passenger Service between Diu to Mumbai and Cruise Boat for riding of tourist.
At Diu District Group of Ports, following Port Centers has been notified as Minor Ports vide different Govt. Notifications under Section 4 of Indian Port Act, 1908 and the Port Officer has to discharge his duty for improvement, development, conservancy, navigational and enforcement for any illegally activity within the Port vicinity round the clock for 24 hours and deploy of Port staffs for the Port Centers mentioned as below :
- Diu-Ghoghla: Declared vide Govt. Notification I&L/V/118/67/2891 dated 29-11- 1967 under Section 4 of Indian Port Act, 1908.
- Vanakbara: Declared vide Govt. Notification 1/59/82-ILD dated 27-7-1984 under Section 4 of Indian Port Act, 1908 in Diu District.
- Simbor: Declared vide Govt. Notification 1-476-72-IPD dated 16-01-1972 under Section 4 of Indian Port Act, 1908 in Diu District.
- Malala: Declared vide Govt. Notification MD/PO-DIU/M(P)/1692 dated 10- 01-1997 under Section 4 of Indian Port Act, 1908 in Diu District.