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).
Ten days after two sub-adult Asiatic lions were run over by a goods train near Pipavav port in Rajula taluka of Amreli district, a lion cub was run over by a passenger train near the district's Savarkundla town late on Monday.
NEW DELHI, July 22 (Xinhua) -- A goods train ran over two Asiatic lions near the PipavavPort in India's western state of Gujarat, killing one and injuring the other, confirmed a railways department official over phone on Saturday.
An Asiatic lion was run over by a goods train another was injured after being hit by the same train near the Pipavav port in Gujarat\u2019s Amreli district on Friday ...The incident took place in Uchaiya village, some 4 km north of the limits of the port in the Rajula range of the Shetrunji wildlife division, around 2 am.
The Asiatic lions moving near PortPipavav in Amreli district have become common phenomena ... Asiatic lions near Port Pipavav force security guard to lock himself in cabinRead more here.… https.//t.co/bsciVXNtsg— TOIRajkot (@TOIRajkot) 1649326408000.
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A long with ship bugle, chances are very high that while on this sea port run by APM Terminals, you may also hear a lion’s roar. And not just a roar, you may be even luckier to be privy to a pride of Asiatic lions crossing your path at the entrance of PortPipavav... The port colony houses 240 families.
According to a report in Times Now, the family of five lions including two cubs walked on the PipavavRoad and reached the port ... For the unversed, the popular Gir forests are the only natural habitat of world-famous Asiatic Lions ... Amreli Asiatic Lion Gir Forests Gujarat Lions Pipavav Port viral video.