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 harbor department seeks to partner with a high-caliber development firm for the development and operations of the Inner and Outer HarborCruise Terminals with the primary objective to expand the port’s cruise business capacity to meet future demand,” the draft RFP said ... Man falls 50 feet to death on ship at Port of LA.
After three of the slowest years in its 42-year history, the Eastport PortAuthority is scrambling to find new business and continue operating in the black ...Cruise ships are bringing new life to the port, and while the year’s anticipated passenger count is modest compared to Bar Harbor’s, it represents a solid step toward a growing industry.
Weather in the North Sea was foul at the time, and it was not safe for the Inger Katrine to return to port in Thyboron, nor was it practical for the authorities to board the vessel to investigate. She finally entered the harbor on Wednesday, and local police arrested her crew at the pier ... ....
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Elmore Woodmore earns narrow win over PortClinton. Elmore Woodmore poked just enough holes in Port Clinton's defense to garner a taut, 53-49 victory in an Ohio boys basketball matchup ... The scene changed momentarily in the third quarter when Port Clinton got within 38-35 ... 9, Port Clinton squared off with Oak Harbor in a basketball game.
Ten of the 17 collection districts, including the ManilaInternational Container Port (MICP), were also able to meet their respective goals and contributed to the P70.3 billion total collection of the agency for the month ... The port in NorthHarbor Manila is where most of the bulk shipments were handled.
She was the only American carrier to be involved in the attack on PearlHarbor... We were still about 200 miles out from Pearl when we received the message at 0755 on Sunday, ‘Air raid Pearl Harbor, this is no drill.’ Had the Enterprise been in port on Dec ... Tell us about arriving in Pearl Harbor on Dec.