A port is a location on a coast or shore containing one or more harbors where ships can dock and transfer people or cargo to or from land. Port locations are selected to optimize access to land and navigable water, for commercial demand, and for shelter from wind and waves. Ports with deeper water are rarer, but can handle larger, more economical ships. Since ports throughout history handled every kind of traffic, support and storage facilities vary widely, may extend for miles, and dominate the local economy. Some ports have an important military role.
One of the world's oldest known artificial harbors is at Wadi al-Jarf on the Red Sea. Along with the finding of harbor structures, ancient anchors have also been found.
Port is produced from grapes grown and processed in the demarcated Douro region. The wine produced is then fortified by the addition of a neutral grape spirit known as aguardente in order to stop the fermentation, leaving residual sugar in the wine, and to boost the alcohol content. The fortification spirit is sometimes referred to as brandy but it bears little resemblance to commercial brandies. The wine is then stored and aged, often in barrels stored in a cave (pronounced kahv and meaning "cellar" in Portuguese) as is the case in Vila Nova de Gaia, before being bottled. The wine received its name, "port", in the later half of the 17th century from the seaport city of Porto at the mouth of the Douro River, where much of the product was brought to market or for export to other countries in Europe. The Douro valley where port wine is produced was defined and established as a protected region, or appellation in 1756, making it the third oldest, after Chianti (1716) and Tokaj (1730).
The Port of Monroe has the distinction of being the only Michigan... As steel, paper and other commodity industries grew along Lake Erie’s shores and along the River Raisin, the growth of the Port of Monroe and the Monroe Harbor region grew in both size and economic importance.
Container volume at eight major Chinese ports grew 15% year-on-year in late April, with export container volume increasing 17.5%, according to the statistics released by ChinaPorts and Harbors Association...Port inventory increased 25.4% year-on-year.
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"We can pull into ports that some other ships can't because those harbors are shallower," he said. "So we've been able to pull into ports in Asia and have relationships with other countries and other communities within those countries that the Navy has not been able to go to before.".
“We are in the midst of our best trade period in port history,” said Long Beach harbor commission PresidentFrankColonna, adding that the national economy still remains in “recovery mode.” ... ‘Deep dive’ study uncovers a growing number of species living in Ports of LA, Long Beach harbors.
In another wild meeting, West Torrance softball defeated South on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh inning. With two outs, Rylee White walked and would move to third after two more walks. White would eventually score on the wild pitch for a 6-5 win for West ...SAN PEDRO 10, BANNING 0 ... Baseball ... PORT OF LOS ANGELES 9, HARBOR TEACHERPREP 0 ... .