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).
If you see lot of activity or containment booms floating in Gloucester’s InnerHarbor on Tuesday, May 17, don’t be alarmed. This is a scheduled full-scale pollution response exercise involving the scenario that an oil spill threatens Gloucester Harbor ... 17 Harbor Loop.
By 1840, when John Motley Morehead took office as governor of North Carolina, the illiteracy rate for white NorthCarolinians was 26% ... He built canals and improved rivers and ports to correct the state’s single greatest economic disadvantage. a lack of deep-water harbors ... The state is growing, albeit more slowly than it did in previous decades ... .
The company's business model is also different. Instead of selling its equipment (like SeaRobotics HullBug) or operating port-based robotic cleaning services (like GAC HullWiper or Neptune Robotics), Armach offers shipowners, ports, harbors and established service providers a way to obtain their own cleaning robot for a monthly subscription ....
The SanPedro Bay ports have once again delayed implementing a fee on companies whose import containers linger at marine terminals, even as aging cargo ticked up compared to last week and as the Long Beach port announced another record-breaking month — while warning of another coming surge ... Exports, the port said, declined 1.8%.
May 14—The Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor won a Pacesetter Award for the second year in a row in recognition of the international tonnage it brought in last year. The deepwater port on Lake Michigan in Portage and Burns Harbor was ... .
Because De Tukker measures 131 feet with a shallow draft of less than 8 feet, the company highlights that it will be able to reach smaller ports which it hopes will increase its public profile as works to establish the concept ... (Click for larger version). “The 2022 sailing schedule provides a good mix of both larger ports and small harbors ... ....
Container ships wait to dock at Los Angeles harbor. Biden policies have hindered efforts to improve port efficiency, further adding to the current supply-chain crisis ... Biden has rejected obvious reforms such as waiving the Jones Act, which keeps goods — and fuel — from moving from one US port to another via ship.