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).
A strike was proclaimed on Tuesday by trade unions in the port of Ravenna in northeast Italy after they learned that a ship, the Asiatic Liberty, was expected that would have to be loaded with weapons destined for the Israeli port of Ashdod... “The workers of the port of Ravenna are ...
In a press release issued on May 14th, WeaponWatch stated that the Asiatic Island had already been loaded with “high-precision bullets” when it was docked in Genoa the previous day and was to be loaded with more dangerous items while in port in Livorno which lies just over 100 miles south of Genoa on Italy’s northwest coast.
The Gujarat state shut ports and major airports as the most powerful cyclone in more than two decades made its landfall ... Meanwhile, authorities on Monday evacuated more than 200,000 people from their homes in India's Gujarat state and shut ports and major airports as the most powerful cyclone in more than two decades made landfall in the state.
The shipment included explosives and precision-guided munitions destined for the port city of Ashdod, in Israel...Dock workers had been tipped off by an NGO named The WeaponWatch over the weapons they were supposed to load onto the Asiatic Island, a vessel flying Singaporean flag docked at the port of Livorno.
Nearly 150,000 people were moved to safety from their homes in the Indian state of Gujarat on Monday and authorities closed ports and a main airport as the most intense cyclone in more than two decades roared up the west coast ...India's largest private port at Mundra suspended operations for the day, an official there said.
Ahmedabad (REUTERS) -Indian authorities on Monday, May 17, 2021, moved nearly 150,000 people from their homes in the state of Gujarat to safety and shut ports and a major airport as the most powerful cyclone in more than two decades roared up the west coast ...India’s largest private port at Mundra suspended operations for the day.
Ahmedabad (Reuters) -Indian authorities on Monday moved over 200,000 people from their homes in the state of Gujarat to safety and shut ports and major airports as the most powerful cyclone in more than two decades roared up the west coast ...India’s largest private port at Mundra suspended operations for the day.
For the first time in at least a decade, the "great danger" signal was hoisted at all ports and private jetties ...India’s busiest government-run port. The administration is worried not just about human lives, but also the safety of Asiatic lions in the Saurashtra region.
An Asiatic lioness was allegedly run over by a truck at a parking bay in Pipapav port in Amreli district late on Sunday with forest officers claiming that the truck and its driver have been identified ... According to forest officials, bushes on the periphery of the port records movement of Asiatic lions regularly.
Herein lies the rub ... From this island chain we can dominate with sea and air power every Asiatic port from Vladivostok to Singapore and prevent any hostile movement into the Pacific” Maybe not so much militarily but geo-politically this thesis is as relevant today as it was in 1951 ... West of the Indian subcontinent, it splits in two ... ....