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).
A total of 12 projects are receiving $108.3 million, including America's CentralPortDistrict in Granite City, which is receiving $21 million in investment with $13 million for a sediment reduction project in MadisonHarbor, aimed at increasing operational efficiency and reducing long-term expenses.
Buscaino, whose 15th District includes the HarborArea and San Pedro — and the Port of LA, one of the country’s most important supply chain entities — introduced a motion to the City Council on Wednesday, Jan ... The twin LA County ports, in turn, are the two busiest in the nation.
LOUIS — America's CentralPortDistrict in Granite City has been awarded nearly $21 million in state funding for three projects ... America's Central Port will receive $13 million from the state for sediment reduction in MadisonHarbor, as well as $5.5 million for the harbor's truck staging and calling center facilities.
Blacklisted countries are jurisdictions with which companies or countries are prohibited from carrying out any sort of financial transaction ... Investments in Ghana gradually declined due to corruption, high customs duties, and tariffs at the ports and harbors but the situation deteriorated affecting the economy when Ghana was mistakenly blacklisted ... .
SALEM — A nearly $3 million effort to dredge SalemHarbor will help usher in a transformation of the city’s port ...Army Corps of Engineers recently announced a $14 billion wave of funding for projects tailored “to strengthen port and waterway supply chains and bolster climate ...
... in the country's ports ... A valid Tappp enables the service providers to render services inside PPA ports including harbors, fairways and extensions to ensure that port service providers comply with the health, safety, environmental and operational requirements of the port or ports.