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).
As the UN-recognised NGO representing the world’s ports, the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) has submitted a commenting paper making the case for market-based measures (MBM) revenue allocation to land-based infrastructure to the IMO ahead of this week’s ...
Several residents have appealed to the harbor commission, saying impacts on their community are becoming a bigger problem with the growing cargo numbers ... The WilmingtonNeighborhoodCouncil, during an April 1 harbor commission meeting, also expressed concerns with port-related impacts seeping into the neighborhood.
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Newsome made the announcement during his annual State of the Port speech on Oct ... port ... While Charleston hasn't been immune to the problem, it has fared better than most major ports because of roughly $3 billion in new equipment, a deeper harbor, a new container terminal and a stronger wharf at Wando Welch Terminal in Mount Pleasant ... container port.
operating port. Newsome made the announcement during his annual State of the Port speech on Oct ... While Charleston hasn't been immune to the problem, it has fared better than most major ports because of roughly $3 billion in new equipment, a deeper harbor, a new container terminal and a stronger wharf at Wando Welch Terminal in Mount Pleasant.
OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A freight train derailed Monday near the Port Of Oakland, toppling over four tanker cars carrying sulfuric acid, but fortunately the dangerous chemical has not leaked onto the tracks, fire officials said ... near the Port of Oakland.
The worst traffic jam in Southern California sits offshore from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the nation’s two largest cargo container seaports, as dozens of ships await space at docks to unload ... Getting them to port requires delicate choreography involving harbor pilots and tugboats to inch the ships slowly through the water.
Today a majority of Americans believe that climate change is an urgent problem to address, according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center... 15 outlines the agenda of the 15th UN Meeting on Biodiversity in Kunming, China ... Places like the Outer Harbor, formerly a huge wetland until we filled in for the port closed 50 years ago ... ....
The Jet Express and the Lorain Port and Financing Authority scheduled three stops in Lorain for passengers to embark for the trip to downtown Cleveland...It’s great to see it back — as long as the weather cooperates, said Tom Brown, executive director of the Lorain Port and Financing Authority.
As part of the push to get our logistics unstuck, the president is prodding the Port of Los Angeles, one of the most important in the country, to operate on a 24/7 basis ...Consider our ports ... The head of the Harbor Trucking Association, representing port truckers on the West Coast, complained, “Now we’ve created scarcity and increased the cost.”.