Port

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A port is a maritime facility which may comprise one or more wharves where ships may dock to load and discharge passengers and cargo.wikipedia
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Port of Hamburg

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Although usually situated on a sea coast or estuary, some ports, such as Hamburg, Manchester and Duluth, are many miles inland, with access to the sea via river or canal.
The Port of Hamburg (German: Hamburger Hafen) is a sea port on the river Elbe in Hamburg, Germany, 110 kilometres from its mouth on the North Sea.

Duluth, Minnesota

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Although usually situated on a sea coast or estuary, some ports, such as Hamburg, Manchester and Duluth, are many miles inland, with access to the sea via river or canal.
Duluth is a major port city in the U.S. state of Minnesota and the county seat of Saint Louis County.

World's busiest ports

world's busiest portservicing about 20 million passengersworld's busiest container port
Today, by far the greatest growth in port development is in Asia, the continent with some of the world's largest and busiest ports, such as Singapore and the Chinese ports of Shanghai and Ningbo-Zhoushan.
The world's busiest ports are commonly ranked by cargo tonnage and by volume of container shipment measured in TEUs.

Piraeus

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In ancient Greece, Athens' port of Piraeus was the base for the Athenian fleet which played a crucial role in the Battle of Salamis against the Persians in 480 BCE.
Piraeus (Πειραιάς Pireás,, Peiraieús, ) is a port city in the region of Attica, Greece.

London Gateway

London Gateway Port[1] DP World London Gateway
Successful ports are located to optimize access to an active hinterland, such as the London Gateway.
DP World London Gateway is a port within the wider Port of London, United Kingdom.

Cruise ship

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Ports usually have specialised functions: some tend to cater mainly for passenger ferries and cruise ships; some specialise in container traffic or general cargo; and some ports play an important military role for their nation's navy.
A cruise ship is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages on which the voyage itself, the ship's amenities, and usually the different destinations (ports of call) along the way each form part of the passengers' experience.

Cargo

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Modern ports will have specialised cargo-handling equipment, such as gantry cranes, reach stackers and forklift trucks.

Rye, East Sussex

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Rye, East Sussex, was an important English port in the Middle Ages, but the coastline changed and it is now 2 mi from the sea, while the ports of Ravenspurn and Dunwich have been lost to coastal erosion.
Rye, over the centuries, has successively been an entrepôt port, a naval base, a fishing port, an agricultural centre, and a market town.

Port of Rotterdam

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In mainland Europe, it is normal for ports to be publicly owned, so that, for instance, the ports of Rotterdam and Amsterdam are owned partly by the state and partly by the cities themselves.
The Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe, located in the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Port of Amsterdam

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In mainland Europe, it is normal for ports to be publicly owned, so that, for instance, the ports of Rotterdam and Amsterdam are owned partly by the state and partly by the cities themselves.
The port of Amsterdam (Haven van Amsterdam) is a seaport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

London Thamesport

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Thamesport, a small semi-automated container port (with links to the Port of Felixstowe, the UK's largest container port) thrived for some years, but has been hit hard by competition from the emergent London Gateway port and logistics hub.
London Thamesport (formerly just "Thamesport") is a small container seaport in the Port of London on the River Medway, serving the North Sea.

Portus

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Ostia Antica was the port of ancient Rome with Portus established by Claudius and enlarged by Trajan to supplement the nearby port of Ostia.
"Portus was the main port of ancient Rome for more than 500 years and provided a conduit for everything from glass, ceramics, marble and slaves to wild animals caught in Africa and shipped to Rome for spectacles in the Colosseum."

Affreightment

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A port is a maritime facility which may comprise one or more wharves where ships may dock to load and discharge passengers and cargo.
A charter-party for a voyage is a formal agreement made between the owner of the vessel and the charterers, in which they agree that the vessel will load a specific cargo at a specific place—and the ship, once loaded will go directly to a specified place, or to a place to be named at a specified port of call, where the cargo will be delivered.

Port of Antwerp

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For instance, ships approaching the Belgian port of Antwerp, an inland port on the River Scheldt, are obliged to use Dutch pilots when navigating on that part of the estuary that belongs to the Netherlands.
The Port of Antwerp in Flanders, Belgium, is a port in the heart of Europe accessible to capesize ships.

Harbor

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A fishing port is a port or harbor for landing and distributing fish.
The term harbor is often used interchangeably with port, which is a man-made facility built for loading and unloading vessels and dropping off and picking up passengers.

Stevedore

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Additionally, the individual cargo ports are divided into different operating terminals which handle the different cargoes, and are operated by different companies, also known as terminal operators or stevedores.
After the shipping container revolution of the 1960s, the number of dockworkers required declined by over 90%, and the term "stevedore" has increasingly come to mean a stevedoring firm that contracts with a port, shipowner, or charterer to load and unload a vessel.

Port Everglades

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Currently, the Cruise Capital of the World is the Port of Miami, Florida, closely followed behind by Port Everglades, Florida and the Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Port Everglades is a seaport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, located in Broward County.

Port of San Juan

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Currently, the Cruise Capital of the World is the Port of Miami, Florida, closely followed behind by Port Everglades, Florida and the Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The Port of San Juan (Puerto de San Juan) is a seaport facility located in the metropolitan area of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Wharf

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A port is a maritime facility which may comprise one or more wharves where ships may dock to load and discharge passengers and cargo.

Dalian

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Such settlements as Dalian in China, Vostochny Port, Murmansk and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in Russia, Odessa in Ukraine, Kushiro in Japan and Valdez at the terminus of the Alaska Pipeline owe their very existence to being ice-free ports.
Dalian is a major city and seaport in the south of Liaoning Province, China.

Murmansk

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Such settlements as Dalian in China, Vostochny Port, Murmansk and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in Russia, Odessa in Ukraine, Kushiro in Japan and Valdez at the terminus of the Alaska Pipeline owe their very existence to being ice-free ports.
Murmansk (, Mūrman lannĩ) is a port city and the administrative center of Murmansk Oblast in the far northwest part of Russia.

Scheldt

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For instance, ships approaching the Belgian port of Antwerp, an inland port on the River Scheldt, are obliged to use Dutch pilots when navigating on that part of the estuary that belongs to the Netherlands.
Once Belgium had claimed its independence from the Netherlands in 1830, the treaty of the Scheldt determined that the river should remain accessible to ships heading for Belgian ports.

Odessa

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Such settlements as Dalian in China, Vostochny Port, Murmansk and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in Russia, Odessa in Ukraine, Kushiro in Japan and Valdez at the terminus of the Alaska Pipeline owe their very existence to being ice-free ports.
Odessa is a warm-water port.

Kushiro, Hokkaido

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Such settlements as Dalian in China, Vostochny Port, Murmansk and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in Russia, Odessa in Ukraine, Kushiro in Japan and Valdez at the terminus of the Alaska Pipeline owe their very existence to being ice-free ports.
Kushiro has been an important port because it is more reliably ice-free during winter than alternative Russian Far East warm-water ports such as Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky or other ports in Hokkaido such as Hakodate, which occasionally do freeze for short periods due to the lower salinity of the Sea of Japan.

Twin Ports

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An example of this is the St. Lawrence Seaway which allows ships to travel from the Atlantic Ocean several thousand kilometers inland to Great Lakes ports like Toronto, Duluth-Superior, and Chicago.
They are twin cities and seaports, connected to the Atlantic Ocean through the Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence Seaway.