Belekeri Port was a good port during the time of British, and managenese ore was being exported from here. The beautiful beach here attracts many tourists.This port is located 26 Kms. south of Karwar on the bank of Hattikeri river and is a fair weather lighterage port and is open to traffic for about 8 fair weather months. This port has got a vast stacking area, good network of roads and can be developed to handle about 3 to 5 million tonnes of cargo.
A number of Shipping agency have taken interest to upgrade the port by developing their own infrastructure to handle foreign bound mineral cargo through the port. In the meantime the land has been allotted by the Government to the following two private entrepreneurs ie., (1) M/s. Salgoankar, Mining Industries and Tungabadhara Minerals Pvt.Ltd.,Goa.(2) M/s.Adani Export Ltd., Ahmedabad to develop this port by upgrading facilities to handle foreign bound cargo through their own investment. Development work is under progress.