port

A port is a maritime 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 to the sea via river or canal. Because of their roles as a port of entry for immigrants many port cities such as London, New York, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Singapore and Vancouver have experienced dramatic multi-ethnic and multicultural changes.Ports are extremely important to the global economy, responsible for 70% of global merchandise trade by value. For this reason, ports are often high-concentrations of the global population—providing the labor for processing and handling the goods and related services for the ports. 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. As of 2020, the busiest passenger port in the world is the Port of Helsinki in Finland. However, ports can also be very small and only serve local fishing or tourism.
Ports are responsible for a number of environmental impacts on local ecologies and water ways, for example direct effects on water quality, caused by dredging, spills and other pollution. Ports are heavily effected by the changing environmental factors caused by climate change. Importantly most port infrastructure is extremely vulnerable to sea level rise, due to its low-lying nature, making it vulnerable to extreme weather and coastal flooding. Internationally, global ports are beginning to identify ways to improve coastal management practices and integrate climate change adaptation practices into their construction.

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  1. Sky Eclat

    Yesterday morning at Abidjan port. They were waiting for two Toyota Corolla vehicles, bought online from Dubai

    Yametokea jana bandari nyama Ivory Coast iitwayo Abidjan.
  2. Sky Eclat

    Port Alfred in South Africa

    Ninge penda kujua idadi ya wabantu wanaoishi hapa
  3. jollyman91

    Second tanker ship carrying Iranian fuel to Lebanon arrives in Syria’s Baniyas port: Hezbollah

    The Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement has announced the arrival of a second Iranian tanker ship loaded with diesel in Syria in order to help ease crippling fuel shortages in crisis-stricken Lebanon amid a dire economic crisis. Hezbollah's media relations office, in a statement released...
  4. Tony254

    Asanteni Wazanzibari kwa kuleta biashara Lamu port

    Undugu ni kufaana. Asanteni ndugu zetu Wazanzibari kwa kuleta biashara nzuri Lamu port. Wiki iliyopita Lamu port ilipokea containers 364 kutoka Ulaya zilizokuwa zinaelekea Zanzibar. Hii inaitwa transhipment business. Tunashukuru sana kwa biashara nzuri kati yetu. Sisi nasi tutaendelea kununua...
  5. demigod

    Cha Kujifunza Mwananchi Kutoka Port Harcoat - Rivers United 1 - 0 Young Africans SC

    1. Licha ya usajii mzuri hatukuwa tumeyachukulia serious michuano ya CAF. 2. Mafanikio ya Simba SC ya msimu uliopita yalifanya ionekane ni rahisi zaidi kuweka jitihada zisizo thabiti kufika mbali kwenye michuano ya CAF. 3. Pilika za usajili zilifanya tupoteze focus kwenye kuhakikisha ushiriki...
  6. KEROZENE

    Haya haya Kumekucha Wanaijeria wameshaanza tayari Umafia na Kulipiza Kisasi huko Kwao Port Harcourt

    Tafadhali mnapotutumia Picha mlizopiga Uwanja wa Ndege baada ya Kutua hebu tuwekeeni pia na Picha za Mashabiki zenu baadhi Kupigwa Ngumi na Wanaijeria wakijiandaa kupanda Basi. Halafu mbona Picha ya Msemaji wenu Mzungu Pori ya Kujificha jificha hapo Uwanjani kwa Kuogopa Kipigo hamtutumii pia...
  7. MK254

    Competitive edge for Mombasa port....due to reduced importation and labour cost for seafarers aboard

    Cargo ships destined for Mombasa port will no longer have to use long routes after the Kenya maritime waters within the Indian Ocean was re-designated from the High-Risk Area (HRA) by the global shipping industry. The re-designation will see sea freight and maritime insurance premium for cargo...
  8. Zanzibar

    Lamu port is already in fierce competition with Mombasa port

    Lamu Port curves niche in transshipment business Kenya could be a major player in transhipment business with the new Lamu Port, as it starts to attract business two months after commissioning by President Uhuru Kenyatta. The President officially launched the country's second major sea port...
  9. O

    MPARD( Mombasa Port Area Road Development Project)

    Mwache bridge would be of a length of 1440m. The distance from the road junction at the start of Mwecha bridge to the end of Mteza bridge would be 8.9 km. Mteza bridge would be 660m long.
  10. O

    Lamu port transhipment business start

    The future of the port of Lamu looks bright as it received a transhipment consignment of 103teus containers from Zanzibar enroute to Dubai
  11. MK254

    KRA links to 23 clearance points at Mombasa Port

    Cargo checkpoints at the Port of Mombasa have been linked to the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) in a move expected to reduce goods clearance time and enhance transparency. This is after the taxman commissioned a Sh2.6 billion Mombasa port metropolitan fibre optic network on Wednesday that will...
  12. Geza Ulole

    After Lamu port, here comes Berbera port

    Ethiopia hopes Somaliland port terminal reduces dependence on Djibouti MONDAY JUNE 28 2021 Berbera port in Somaliland. A new container terminal opened at the port is expected to be a major trade gateway for landlocked Ethiopia. PHOTO | AFP By TESFA-ALEM TEKLE More by this Author A new...
  13. Geza Ulole

    Bagamoyo port is back

    Tanzania in talks with Chinese investor to revive Bagamoyo Port, says President Samia SATURDAY JUNE 26 2021 Summary The $10 billion Bagamoyo project construction was suspended by late president, John Magufuli on January, 2016. By Bethsheba Wambura More by this Author Dar es Salaam...
  14. Geza Ulole

    Unlike groundbreaking ceremeony, Uhuru is all alone at Lamu port launch!

    Uhuru is all alone, neither South Sudan's Kiir nor Ethiopia's Ahmed is there. Si mbadili jina toka LAPSSET to LAPIST (Lamu port Isiolo Transport corridor) ? Mbona mnajiangaisha na ndoto za mchana? Uhuru's tour of Lamu port Uhuru's departure after Lamu port launch MY TAKE What happened...
  15. Tony254

    Today is the big day, Lamu port inazinduliwa. Wadau kaeni mkao wa kula

    Hayawi hayawi huwa. Leo ndio siku ya kuzinduwa mradi wetu tukufu wa Lamu port. Wivu batallion mpo wapi? Kujeni mumwage povu tutapanguza.
  16. Geza Ulole

    KPA is sending used equipments to Lamu port

  17. Tony254

    KPA starts moving Equipment from Mombasa port to Lamu port

    Kuna malazy waliokuwa wakisema kwamba Lamu port ni white elephant. Sasa sijui watajificha wapi maana equipments zimeshaanza kupelekwa Lamu port sasa hivi tunavyozungumza. Wameze wembe tu hamna namna. NEARING COMPLETION KPA begins moving equipment to Lamu port State officials assess new port's...
  18. Geza Ulole

    Contrary to tripartite agreement, Kenya continues to daydream that EACOP will use Mombasa port during construction !

    IDEAS & DEBATE Uganda can finally see oil exports happening WEDNESDAY APRIL 21 2021 Presidents Samia Suluhu Hassan (Tanzania) and Yoweri Museveni (Uganda) on Sunday, April 11, 2021. PHOTO | COURTESY By GEORGE WACHIRA More by this Author SUMMARY On Sunday, April 11, President Yoweri...
  19. MK254

    Tanzania govt admits, no progress on Bagamoyo port project

    Dodoma. The government admitted yesterday that it has not made progress with the implementation of Bagamoyo port project because of failing to reach an agreement with Oman and China, who are the project implementing partners. In November, 2017, Oman’s State General Reserve Fund (SGRF) announced...
  20. NairobiWalker

    Lamu and Bagamoyo Ports Progress

    A few years ago Kenya announced grand plans to construct Africa's largest infrastructure dubbed LAPSSETT which would see a modern port in Lamu, then poised to be the largest in Africa, served with a modern network of Rail and Roads to all her neighbors. A few months later Tanzania responded with...
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