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 harbor or harbour (see spelling differences), or haven, is a body of water where ships, boats and barges seek shelter from stormy weather, or are stored for future use. Harbors and ports are often confused with each other. A port is a facility for loading and unloading vessels; ports are often located in harbors.
Harbors can be natural or artificial. An artificial harbor can have deliberately constructed breakwaters, sea walls, or jettys, or they can be constructed by dredging, which requires maintenance by further periodic dredging. An example of an artificial harbor is Long Beach Harbor, California, which was an array of salt marshes and tidal flats too shallow for modern merchant ships before it was first dredged in the early 20th century.
Artificial harbors are frequently built for use as ports. The oldest artificial harbor known is the Ancient Egyptian site at Wadi al-Jarf, on the Red Sea coast, which is at least 4500 years old (ca. 2600-2550 BC, reign of King Khufu). The largest artificially created harbor is Jebel Ali in Dubai. Other large and busy artificial harbors include:
Harbour was a "lightly-made" chestnut filly with a white blaze and four white socks bred and owned by the Head family's Ecurie Aland. She was from the first crop of foals sired by Arctic Tern, whose biggest win had been a victory over Exceller in the Prix Ganay. Arctic Tern went on to sire many other good winners including Bering and was the leading sire in France in 1986. Her dam Here's To You was a descendant of the American broodmare Warrior Lass, making her a distant relative of Bounding Home and Riva Ridge.
Harbour remained in the control of the Head family throughout her racing career, being trained at Chantilly by Criquette Head and ridden in all her major races by her trainer's brother Freddy.
The project covers a total area of 25,900 m2, including over 7,400 m2 of construction land ... Other improvements ... In October, 2022, Ao Tiên Vân Đồn high-class harbour, a passenger port serving tourist transport on the Vân Đồn route to islands and attractions in Bái Tử Long Bay and Hạ Long Bay, was opened ... VNS. .
The terminal, is the largest single investment made by a wholly-owned firm, Ibistek Ghana, since the operationalisation of the port in 1921...The project, under a concession agreement with the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), was financed by the African Finance Group of Nigeria and the Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF).
The people were relocated to nearby villages as their own villages came under the areas marked for the port ... KB Firaq, President of the Gwadar Educational Welfare Society, said, "The Gwadar fishermen are not allowed near the port boundaries. Thousands of fishermen have been asked to leave the harbour," Geo-Politik reported.
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It also revealed that Burkina Faso remains the major destination for transit cargo from Ghana’s ports ... It was also observed that foreign cargo trucks dominated local trucks in terms of their performance, while TemaHarbour remains Ghana’s major port for transit cargo.
MajorArgentinian contractor Merco Vial S.A. has ordered a Damen CSD650 ... “In South America, there are major developments in the infrastructure of all large ports and harbours. With the development of new ports and terminals and the deepening of existing ones, this CSD650 with its matching booster, will be an important contribution.
Vital Impacts is a women-led non-profit group founded by the National Geographic photographer and film-maker Ami Vitale. It aims to support organisations that protect people, wildlife and habitats ... vitalimpacts.orgSponsored ... JOSEPH-PHILIPPE BEVILLARD/VITAL IMPACTS ... It has a population of about 30, mostly living near the harbour at Port Mòr ... .
The eco-friendly canoes form part of the government of Ghana’s fishing ports and landing sites projects, which is being supervised by the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, the state agency mandated to implement port projects. The General Manager at the TemaFishingHarbour, Ing ... ....
... into an industrial estate to house the port and drying facilities which came to be known as PortKaiser ... "I worked in every area — in the rail road construction, surveying, areas — and I helped to set out the port area, the harbour and dock, and even the sports club grounds.".
In addition to the 60 fixed boom cranes, PALFINGER will supply a PTM12000 jetty crane for BuckieHarbour. The commercial port has been selected as the long-term Operations & Maintenance (O&M) base and will be used to support the construction phase of the MorayWest offshore wind farm and beyond ... Improved lifting power put to the test ... ....
A homicide investigation has been launched following the grisly discovery of woman's body floating in a busy harbour ... A homicide investigation has been launched following the grisly discovery of woman's body floating in FremantleHarbour (pictured) - Western Australia's largest and busiest port.