The Port of Kolkata (previously Calcutta) is the capital of West Bengal in India, and it was the capital of British India before independence in 1947. It's located about 100 nautical miles upstream from the Bay of Bengal on the Hooghly River and about 185 nautical miles northeast of the Port of Paradip in India's state of Orissa. The Port of Kolkata is northeastern India's major center for finance, commerce, and business. In 2001, over 4.5 million people lived in the Port of Kolkata, and more than 13.2 million lived in the urban area.
The International air cargo terminal at Kolkata Airport was the first air cargo terminal in the country, which was commissioned on 5th October, 1975. ... The total covered area of air cargo terminal is 21,906 square meter and its annual holding capacity including transshipment is 120000 MT. as of 1.4. 13.