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).
... about the island, its history and about the many shipwrecks under the harbor’s sands ... The harbor at Ciutadella – on the Western side of Menorca – remains an active port but due to centuries of shipwrecks is also the entire port is designated as an underwater archaeological site.
Two maritime education programs will receive Port of Los Angeles grants of $346,150 and $290,000, respectively, expenditures the LA harbor commission recently approved ... The port received 65 applications for the funding ... LA port honors the late Wayne Ratkovich, the lead developer for WestHarbor waterfront.
At a Tunisian port on Africa’s northernmost tip, the SS Samuel J ... It went around the boot’s heel and up the Adriatic coast to Bari, a port atop the heel ... 2, 1943, the Tilden anchored just outside the harbor ... Some 30 Allied ships jammed the British-run port, which was brightly lit as the unloading of cargo continued into the night.
PaulHarbor on June 22, 2023, in Kodiak, Alaska, where a decline in the number of people working in the fishing industry coincides with the shrinking of fisheries in general as populations of fish decline and move ... Boats in port at Saint Herman Harbor are visible through the fishing boat Harmony on June 24, 2023, in Kodiak, Alaska.
ZFPSEW ... $$ ... A ... Including the cities of Friday Harbor, Eastsound,. and Roche Harbor ... Friday Harbor 39 50 41 52 / 100 100 100 80 ... Including the cities of PortTownsend and Port Ludlow ... Oak Harbor 36 48 39 50 / 100 100 100 90. Port Townsend 37 47 40 49 / 100 100 100 90 ... Including the cities of Sequim and Port Angeles ... Port Angeles 36 49 38 50 / 90 100 100 90 ... .
With the support of the Port of Long Beach, the FM Harbor depot will provide drayage truckers a turn-key solution to comply with California Air ResourceBoard regulations ... "FM Harbor couldn't be more convenient - 7,000 trucks a day go into the Port of Long Beach, and our fleet will be one of the few able to charge right next to the terminals.
“The soldiers converted one of the buildings into a space for them to pray ... “Situated in what was once the bustling port city of Gaza, known as ‘Maiuma’ or El Mineh (the harbor) at the time, this historical site now resides within the Rimal district of Gaza City.” ... *Writing by Rania Abu Shamala .