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 part of the push to get our logistics unstuck, the president is prodding the Port of Los Angeles, one of the most important in the country, to operate on a 24/7 basis ...Consider our ports ... The head of the Harbor Trucking Association, representing port truckers on the West Coast, complained, “Now we’ve created scarcity and increased the cost.”.
We had gotten an early start and by noon had filled a cooler with four 30-fish limits of the scrappy perch, still wriggling as they headed to the fish cleaning station at Bay’s Edge in PortClinton. Fair catches of perch were being reeled in around ClevelandHarbor, according to the Cleveland Metroparks report ... 29 from 7-10 p.m ... 185th St., Cleveland.
Matt Schrap, chief executive of the Harbor Trucking Association, whose members service the ports, said the measure will make a “big difference” only if terminals abandon requirements for truckers to return a specific type of empty shipping container before collecting a full one.
on October 21, 1967, an Egyptian Komar-class missile boat positioned within the harbor at Port Said fired two missiles at the Israeli destroyer ...Around an hour later another Egyptian Komar-class missile boat from Port Said harbor fired two more Styx missiles at Eilat.
20 (Xinhua) -- Port operators should keep shipping containers moving in the logistics chain to avoid delays or congestion, an official with the largest port on the U.S ... It is reported that dozens of ships remain at anchor outside the harbor of the West Coast ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, with hundreds of thousands of containers on board.
NORTHWEST LOWER PENINSULA. Charlevoix. Fish were being marked in shallow waters ... Manistee ... Ludington ... Cheboygan ... Pier anglers were catching a few small perch and catfish in the harbor off perch rigs with minnows ... PortAustin. Minnows were starting to come into the harbor and anglers were dipping for them to use for perch fishing ... Harbor Beach ... Port Sanilac ... .
Among those privileges, he gives the town permission to develop a port at "Fishing Place Cove," now called Sakonnet Harbor, and to gather seaweed and pile it on the cove's beach to take away later ... Some seven decades after Rotch signed his deed, confusion reigned over who could do what in the area from the harbor to the point.
My Choice! VictoriaCompton for PortCommissioner!. We have the opportunity to elect a new Port Commissioner ... Victoria is excited about the chance to bring new energy to The Port of Friday Harbor. She is committed to supporting family-wage jobs created within the developments and projects of the Port.
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