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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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Tanzania in talks with Chinese investor to revive Bagamoyo Port, says President Samia
SATURDAY JUNE 26 2021
The $10 billion Bagamoyo project construction was suspended by late president, John Magufuli on January, 2016.
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Dar es Salaam...
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
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.
KPA begins moving equipment to Lamu port
State officials assess new port's...
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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
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On Sunday, April 11, President Yoweri...
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...
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...