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).
Longshore workers briefly walked off the job on in solidarity with the Teamsters to picket and disrupt traffic at the Yusen Terminal, one of seven terminals in the Port of L.A ... Longshore workers briefly walked off the job on in solidarity with the Teamsters to picket and disrupt traffic in the Port of Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
Long Beach will explore transferring Queen Mary to harbor commission. Long Beach City Council to consider shipping Queen Mary responsibility to harbor department ... The city is currently exploring whether to transfer oversight of the Queen Mary and the surrounding Pier H in the Port of Long Beach to the Board of Harbor Commissioners.
The measures ban cruise ships with more than 1,300 passengers from docking at the city port and limit the total number of cruise visitors who can disembark each day to 1,500... “I would not trust this report,’' said Danny Hughes, owner of Two FriendsPatioRestaurant, who once served on the board of the Port of New Orleans told the committee.
PortFreeport celebrated a historic milestone April 8 with a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Freeport HarborChannel Improvement Project, a federal cost-shared initiative with the U.S ... "Port Freeport is confident that the Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project will ...
Tuesday as the ship foundered about eight miles off PortFourchon, a coastal town nearly 100 miles south of New Orleans...The National Weather Service issued a special marine warning for coastal waters around Port Fourchon at 3.57 p.m., warning that severe thunderstorms could produce gusts of at least 39 mph (34 knots) and large hail.
Companies listed in this industry group are primarily engaged in operating ports, harbors (including docking and pier facilities), or canals; providing stevedoring and other marine cargo handling services (except warehousing); providing navigational services to shipping; and/or providing other services to water transportation.- Advertisement - ... ....
Remain in port, seek safe harbor, alter course, and/or secure the ... Remain in port, seek safe harbor, alter course, and/or secure the ... Recreational boaters should remain in port ... should prepare for rough seas and consider remaining in port ... Recreational boaters should remain in port ... should prepare for rough seas and consider remaining in port.
Almost Monday, the crew kite anchored on the “front” port of the Harmony module... It arrived at the dock with the “Zenith” port on the same space station module ... In the power of his Draco nozzles Refreshment He then proceeded to dock with another port on the Harmony module ... So on Monday, Refreshment Moved to AngelHarbor.
... members have been engaged in customs brokerage in and out of the ports of Ghana for nearly 3 decades ... Government institutions such as the Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority and the Ghana Shippers’ Authority, among other key stakeholders also delivered some words of solidarity.
...Point in 2006 and used the reservoirs to store dredging waste scraped from the bay floor from nearby Port Manatee ... HRK’s moneymaking plan for Piney Point, located a short drive from the ship terminal at Port Manatee, was to store dredging waste from a harbor expansion project.