Ports and Harbors

A Port can be a harbour, fishing, shipping or ferry port. They can be either sea or river ports. This is where boats and ships are moored. Ask any questions about shipping ports, harbours and what happens in them here.

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Sales and Customer Service
Importing and Exporting
Similarities Between
Ports and Harbors

What is FOB pricing?

FOB is "free on board" items. i.e. the types of items which are not charged. example: free stuff for marketing, for dealers, for regular customers, etc. FOB pricing is accumulating the cost of the items which have been given for free, and trying to adjust this cost into the base product cost so as to even out the manufacturer's cost

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Ports and Harbors

Which is the largest container terminal in world?

the largest container port in the world is Jiangsu Province

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Mexico
Ports and Harbors

What are some ports and harbors in Mexico?

The most important seaports in Mexico, ordered by tonnage, include:

  1. Lazaro Cardenas (Pacific Ocean)
  2. Manzanillo (Pacific Ocean)
  3. Veracruz (Gulf of Mexico)
  4. Altamira (Gulf of Mexico)
  5. Isla de Cedros (Pacific Ocean)
  6. Punta Venado (Caribbean Sea)
  7. Guerrero Negro (Pacific Ocean)
  8. Coatzacoalcos (Gulf of Mexico)
  9. Guaymas (Gulf of California)
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Miami
Ports and Harbors

How far is Cape Canaveral from Miami FL?

292 km

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Geography
Countries, States, and Cities
Ports and Harbors

What nation is Rotterdam the world's busiest seaport in?

Netherlands

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Japan
Scattergories and Words Starting with Certain Letters
Ports and Harbors

What is the name of a seaport in southern Japan begging with the letter o?

Osaka

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Oceans and Seas
London
Ports and Harbors

Does London have a harbor?

London Docks no longer exist as modern cargo ships are too large to reach London, which is about 40 miles from the open sea.

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Decade - 1950s
Ports and Harbors

Information on Langlands Park school in Port Glasgow?

Langlands Park School was owned by The Church of Scotland I think. It was down behind Port Glasgow cemetary, beside Sunnybank House. We always knew it as the bad girls school, I think it was wayward teenage girls who lived there. I remember being told years ago that there was an orphanage down there, but I'm not sure if it was Langlands Park or Sunnybank. I remember going to St. Martins church when I was little, and the girls from Langlands Park would be there. Don't think the building is there anymore, or if it is don't know what it is used for.

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Ports and Harbors

What is the difference between port and harbour?

A harbour is a place where ships may shelter from the weather or are stored. Harbors can be man-made or natural. A man-made harbor will have sea walls or breakwaters and may require dredging. A natural harbor is surrounded on most sides by land.

Harbors and ports are often confused. A port is a man-made coastal or riverine facility where boats and ships can load and unload. It may consist of quays, wharfs, jetties, piers and slipways with cranes or ramps. A port may have magazine buildings or warehouses for storage of goods and a transport system, such as railway, road transport or pipeline transport facilities for relaying goods inland.

in short a port is used mainly for marine trading and a harbour is used as a parking space or a storage space for ships

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Ports and Harbors

What is the biggest port in the US?

The Port of South Louisiana is the largest port in the US in terms of total tonnage including exports and imports. This shouldn't be confused with the Port of New Orleans which is 5th.

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Ports and Harbors

What are the main ports and harbours in China?

Beihai is a major commercial port in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. It is a traffic juncture in south Guangxi and an important foreign trade gateway for Guangxi. The port has bagging facilities with an annual bagging capacity of 200,000 tons. Along with the development of Beibu Bay's Wei 6-1-1 oil field within the city boundary, petroleum will become a major cargo. Dalian, an important water-rail intermodal transport juncture, is the largest comprehensive commercial port in northeastern China engaged in passenger and multi-cargo transport. Foreign investment in manufacturing facilities is creating a demand for containerised cargo handling facilities which are being progressively built. Fangcheng is the largest coastal port in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, handling import and export cargoes to and from provinces in southwestern China. It is being engaged in bulk trade, expansion into containers is likely to be on a feeder basis. Fuzhou is a river estuary port situated 25 km from the mouth of the Minjiang River. The main harbour is located at Mawei 8 km from the city. There are shipping lines trading to most Chinese major ports. The port also has general and container liner services to Japan and Hong Kong and tramp trading to Asian ports, USA, Australia, and Eurpoe. Guangzhou Port is one of China's major ports, however, its development is constrained by extensive shallow areas and the heavy siltation. Plan is in place for dredging the channel down to - 12.5m by 2005 and to - 15m at the final stage. With Guaugdong Province together with Guangxi, Hunan, Hubei, Yunnan Guizhou and Sichuan Province as its hinterland and the plan for deepening of the approach channel, it has good potential, for further development. Lianyungang is a foreign trade port engaging in sea-land cargo intermodal transport. It is the shortest gateway to the sea for the 11 provinces and regions in eastern China. The Lianyungang Economic and Technical Development Zone is mid way between the city and the port. The construction of the zone is now basically completed, which will boost up the cargo throughput in the port. Nantong is a river estuary port of medium size. Cargo transshipment, is undertaken for the provinces and cities along the Changjiang River and its tributaries, shipping lines link the port with Japan, Korea, Australia, Europe, Russia and Africa. A direct shipping service has been set up to Europe. Ningbo, the largest commercial sea port in Zhejiang Province, is one of the shipping junctures linking ports in northern china with those in southern China. It caters for Ningbo's economic and coastal industrial development, serves areas in Zhejinag Province and along the Zhejiang-Jiangxi railroad, and handles large volumes of bulk cargo transshipment for Shanghai Economic Area and places along the middle and lower reaches of the Changjiang River. Qingdao is the largest commercial port in Shandong Province, well sheltered, ice free and silt free. A high technology Industrial Park and an Economic and Technical Development Zone have been set up near the port, the increase in container trade is expected. Coal from Shanxi Province is exported through the port. Quanzhou, known as "Silk Road on the sea" in the old days, is a major commercial port and is the third most important port in Fujian Province after Xiamen and Fuzhou. It is a gateway to the sea for areas along the Jiujiang River and the Luoyang River and a cargo transshipment port for areas around the port. Located in the southern most part of Hainan Island. It undertakes the seaborne passenger and cargo transport to and from the southeastern and southern areas of the island. Sanya has shipping routs to all the major ports in China. Passenger and cargo liner services operate to Hong Kong. Telecommunications facilities in the city are very modern, connecting to more than 900 major Chinese cities and 159 countries and regions in the world. Shanghai is the largest port in China. Being the centre of China's coastwise traffic, the Changjiang River Traffic, and ocean shipping and also being a water - rail intermodal transport juncture, it is a comprehensive and multi-propose commercial port and one of China's main foreign trade ports, however, access to the port is restricted by its limited depth. Even with dredging, there may be difficult in accommodating 6000 TEU ships. Shantou is a small but an important commercial port in the eastern coastal area of Guangdong Province and a transshipment point for cargoes to and from eastern Guangdong, southern Jiangxi and southwestern Fujian. The port has international shipping lines to more than 40 ports in over 10 countries and regions in Asia, Africa and Europe. Container terminals are being developed to serve the rapidly developing economy in the eastern Guangdong region, and offer an alternative to the congestion and cost disadvantage of land transport. (The materials are acquired from www.infomarine.gr which have been edited and rearranged, please go to the site for more details.)

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The Difference Between
Ports and Harbors

What is the difference between port and harbor?

I am going to try and improve this answer slightly. I think with the word "port" there is a little more guarantee that there is "port authority" involved and more police patrol, protection, guarantees for security for import and export trade business etc. A harbor doesn't necessarily define that. However many ports are called Harbors because they originally were harbors without port authority. All ports are harbors. All harbors are not ports.

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New York
New York City
Colonial America
Ports and Harbors

Why was New York City a good location for a port?

The shoreline around New York Harbor is very steep, and underwater it drops off and becomes very deep very quickly. This makes it an ideal harbor, as there are no shallow places that boats can get stuck on.

That is one of the primary reasons New York has become such a major city: it's a geologically perfect port city.

Additionally, the city is located at the mouth of a major river (the Hudson).

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Ports and Harbors

What are ports and harbors in Russia?

St. Petersburg, Sevastopol, Yalta, Vladivostok, Nikolayevsk-on-Amur, Kaliningrad, Novorossiysk, and Murmansk are some of the port cities in Russia.

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San Diego
Ports and Harbors

When was the port of San Diego found?

San Diego presents a large, natural harbor. It was known to the first residents of the area in prehistoric times at least 10,000 years ago. It was on September 28, 1542, that Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo sailed into the harbor and claimed the area for Spain.

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Business Travel
Boats and Watercraft
Ports and Harbors

Where do ships moor?

at moorings on docks

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Jamaica
Ports and Harbors

What are the types of cargo that enter Port Bustamante?

Cargo that enters Port Bustamante are petroleum, raw sugar, aluminum oxide, packaged medicaments, rum, coffee, food, consumer goods, construction materials machinery and transport equipment.

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Ports and Harbors

Which are the biggest harbors in the world by travellers?

The biggest harbours are : 1. Sydney, Austrailia. 2. Poole harbour, England

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Demographics
Seattle
Ports and Harbors

How big is the port of Seattle?

The airport, which is part of the port, is the nation's 16th busiest, and the cargo handling facilities are the nation's 6th busiest. The ship teminal handled 195 calls, and an ewstimated 855,000 passengers.

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Massachusetts
England
Ports and Harbors

Is Plymouth a port?

Yes Plymouth UK, is a reasonably major port. As the name suggests it is based at the mouth of the River Plym, but it is also at the mouth of the Tamar, Lynher and TAvy Rivers all flowing into Plymouth Sound a large (sort of) natural harbour, protected from the elements by the breakwater. It is also home to the Naval port at Devonport Dockyard, notable for Trident nuclear submarines and the Brittany Ferries taking passengers to Roscoff in Brittany, France and Santander in Northern Spain.

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Ports and Harbors

Does kagoshima have a port of harbor?

Yes, kagoshima does have port. This is the one of the important port of Jpan.

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Italy
Scattergories and Words Starting with Certain Letters
Ports and Harbors

What Italian port begins with the letter O?

Olbia is a port city in the Sardinia section of Italy.

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Italy
Scattergories and Words Starting with Certain Letters
Ports and Harbors

What is the name of an Italian port city whose spelling begins with the letter B?

Bari is an Italian port on the Adriatic Sea.

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Italy
Scattergories and Words Starting with Certain Letters
Ports and Harbors

What is the name of an Italian seaport whose spelling begins with the letter B?

Bari -- which is pronounced "BA-ree" -- is the name of an Italian seaport whose spelling begins with the letter "B." It is located on the southeastern side of the Italian peninsula, for access to the Mediterranean Sea.

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Seattle
Ports and Harbors

Where can you find the port of Seattle and European Union and Canada all in the same building in downtown Seattle and It's not the airport?

World Trade Center - Seattle 2200 Alaskan Way Ste 410 Seattle, WA 98121

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