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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. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: A port is a maritime commercial facility which may comprise one or more wharves where ships may dock to load and discharge passengers and cargo. Although usually situated on a sea coast or estuary, some ports, such as Hamburg, Manchester and Duluth, are many miles inland, with access from the sea via river or canal. 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.
- Anchorage (shipping) - An anchorage is a location at sea where ships can lower anchors.
- Megaproject - A megaproject is an extremely large-scale investment project.
- Marina - port for recreational boating.
- Port operator - A port operator is port authority or company that contracts with the port authority to move cargo through a port at a contracted minimum level of productivity. They may be state-owned or privately run.
- Ship transport - Ship transport is watercraft carrying people or goods. Freight transport has been achieved widely by sea throughout recorded history. Although the importance of sea travel for passengers has decreased due to aviation, it is effective for short trips and pleasure cruises.
- Airport - An airport is an aerodrome with extended facilities, mostly for commercial air transport. Airports often have facilities to store and maintain aircraft, and a control tower.
- Ports and harbours
- Nautical terminology