The port is well known for country craft construction business from ancient time. Traffic is moved by country craft and lighter age vessels at this port. There is ample opportunity to develop repair facilities by constructing slipway. Clay, bauxite, cotton seeds, salt and oil cakes are exported from here. Fertilizers, building materials and dates are the major products imported.
Bhuj Airport serves Mandvi. New Bhuj Railway Station is the nearest railhead. By road, Mandvi is well connected to Gandhidham, Bhuj and Ahmedabad.
Mandvi Port is developed by Maharao Shree Khengarji-I in 1580 A.D. The kings of Kutch called the commercial people for development of Mandvi. According to Millburn (a writer), Mandvi is one of the great port of Kutch. There is a large amount of ships in Mandvi. Mandvi Port has its individual history. This port is not in much progress now but many boats and ships are made here nowadays. Today, Mandvi is known for its port and sea.
Presently country crafts are being traditionally built at Mandvi port. The is ample scope for putting up a ship-building yard for small size country vessels which normally run between the Kutch coastal line and the Gulf countries.