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).
(AP) — Jacksonville officially entered the era of deeper water for cargo ships as it became the third Southeast port to complete a mega-dredge so it can handle more cargo containers from fast-growing Asian shippers ...Charleston’s port is on track to complete a deepening to 52 feet for its harbor later this year.
It served as the harbor of Cyrene, 20 km (12 mi) to the southwest ... The port remained one of the last bases of Byzantine troops during the Muslim invasions ... The port of Apollonia was built around two or three natural harbors, which have disappeared beneath the waves in 365 CE, when a giant tidal wave destroyed the coast of northern Africa.
Sandoval, 45, of HarborCity, completed paralegal studies course work and earned a real estate sales certificate ... Sandoval has served on neighborhood councils and has been active in the push to remove idling diesel trucks from around playgrounds in communities adjacent to the Port of Los Angeles.
According to the defense official, the danger of mines in the waters of the Mariupol port has been eliminated and the harbor can be safely used by civilian ships, and a 139 nautical miles long and 3 miles wide naval humanitarian corridor from other Ukrainian ports in the Black...
May 27—A federal court has ruled against the Port of Astoria over a harbor fee charged to large oceangoing vessels that pass along the Columbia River. In an attempt to help fund pier maintenance, the Port in 2019 enacted a ... .
Port state control enforces the rules. When ships call at a port, they’re screened beforehand on the basis of age, condition, cargo, number of detentions and flag ... Then the ports got serious and realized they didn’t want a ship polluting its harbor or carrying unsafe or illegal cargo, or mistreating its seafarers.
WHAT are we to do if the synchronicity of events turns into a wider conflict and the threat of war engulfs our shores? One option is neutrality ... Delegate Tomas C ... The proposed declaration read. ... The neutral State shall close its ports and roadsteads to belligerents. A roadstead is an anchorage for ships usually less sheltered than a harbor ... ....
While last month, the Port of Long Beach saw its most active April and continued to set a streak of single-month records set in 2022, produce was very much a part of that. In April, the Port of Long Beach had a roughly 277 percent increase in imported cargo containers carrying edible fruits and vegetables in compared to April 2021.
Danish police arrested the captain of a small, Cypriot-flagged cargo ship for “drink driving” after responding to reports that the vessel had gone aground shortly after departing for a trip between two Danish ports ... However, just outside the harbor shortly before midnight on May 24, the 1,260 dwt vessel went aground.
FLINT – There are 17 Flint-area teams still in the hunt for girls district soccer championships ... Here’s a look at the results and district matchups for Flint-area teams. Division 1. At Lake Orion ... May 27 – Clarkston vs ... Division 2 ... At Harbor Beach ... Harbor Beach, 5.30 p.m ... Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port, 5.30 p.m. (at Top Line Hosts); Genesee-Harbor Beach winner vs.
The city of Lorain will receive $450,000 for breakwater repair and dredging in its harbor, according to a news release from U.S ... Lorain will receive $450,000 for breakwater repair and dredging in its harbor ... • PortClintonHarbor – $385,000 for east and west pier design and planning. • Huron Harbor – $450,000 for west pier repair and dredging.
The defense official also reiterated that the danger of mines in the waters of the Mariupol port has been eliminated and the harbor can be safely used by civilian ships. He added that the humanitarian corridor from the Mariupol port via the Sea of Azov to the Black sea is open around the clock starting May 25.