The Government of Karnataka in their Notification No: PWD 107 PSP 2013 Dated: 09.12.2013 have declared the Port Limits of PAVINKURVE Port in Honnavar Taluk for the development of Captive Port. In terms of traffic, this port will be highly dependent on Hinterland comprising Uttar Kannada, Shivamogga, Belagavi, Haveri, Koppal, Bagalkote, Davangere & Bellary and also South Maharastra & Border of Andhra Pradesh. Pavinkurve is close to NH-66 & Konkan Railway. The main cargo to be handled in this Port includes Iron Ore, Manganese Ore, Granite, Coal POL Products, Lime Stones, & Agricultural Products / Marine Products etc.,
Looking at the need of the Port based industry, a private sector industry had evinced interest in setting of the Captive Port near Pavinkurve Village of Honnavar Taluk. The land used for the project comprising of the Basavarajdurga island & Sea shore of Pavinkurve village and the reclamation area. There is a proposal of building this port to the capacity of handling 5 MTPA cargo with the investment of Rs.800 crores.