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 majority of global trade transported by sea, ports become critical gateway infrastructure which connects an entire nation with its inland transportation network; roads and rails ... To compensate for the huge influence of sea port harboring nation’s incursion of cost on logistics service, Ethiopia should invest much to modernize its infrastructure.
One speaker declared that Titanic’s failure to arrive in New York, its destination port, had caused “the heart of the city” to be “shocked and grieved as it has seldom been.” ... For 55 years, the memorial’s distinctive green light shone out on the harbor, helping guide ships into port.
ArmyVeteran confirms this, “getting stationed here is very desirable ... Since then, the USCG has played a huge role in the CharlestonHarbor Deepening Project, in which they are on track to reach depths of 52-feet in the main harbor this year to increase shipping and port operations and will make Charleston the deepest harbor on the East Coast ... .
“Hancock CountyPort and HarborCommission is committed to growing economic opportunities in a responsible way,” said CEOBill Cotter, HCPHC ... “We are proud to partner with the Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission to provide renewable hydrogen access to Port Bienville ...
The money will pay to design and monitor a temporary pipe/pump/inflow system at Port Canaveral near Canaveral Locks ...Water would flow from the inflow site at the port towards inlets, but along the way, healthier sediments would neutralize or consume nitrogen and phosphorus.
If you’re looking for something to do this July Fourth weekend that doesn’t necessarily include fireworks, here are our picks. ... Info...The RyeHistory Trolley Tour explores the rich history of Rye Beach north to Rye Harbor with stops along the way ... Other stops will be at Rye Harbor, an active fishing port, and Goss Barn, which was restored by the town.
"It was the sanctions that led to the rupture of the existing supply and logistics chains, violated the financial settlement system of our economic operators, provoked the closure of foreign ports for Russian cargo and a ban on entering Russian harbors, created threats of mass arrests of bulk carriers and refusal of their insurance ... ....
...Silk Roads. Connecting the East and West ... We have coastal forts, landmarks, and port cities ... Ports represent a particularly complex heritage management challenge because good ports carry on being used and therefore, they tend to destroy the earlier harbor. Evidence of an earlier port in Shanghai was largely lost in the redevelopment of the city.
NORTHWEST LOWER PENINSULA. Ludington ... Manistee ... Onekama ... There was some largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and rock bass caught on the pier at the harbor while casting spinners, plastics, body baits and crawlers ... Harbor Beach ... PortAustin. Walleye were caught west of the harbor while trolling with crankbaits and crawler harnesses in 20 to 30 feet of water ... .