Pictures Port, Harbour


A port is a facility sited at the edge of an ocean, river or lake where vessels dock to load or unload cargo, see photos below. Ports have cargo-handling equipment including cranes and forklift trucks to load and unload vessels and warehouses for storage. These can be run by private companies or public bodies. Various types of processing plants are frequently sited nearby. Larger vessels are often manoeuvred in and out of the port by tiny tugboats. There are various types of ports. To name but a few: a seaport used for ocean-going vessels; a river port for river traffic; a fishing port particularly suitable for landing and distributing fish; a dry port, a yard used to place containers or conventional bulk cargo and usually connected to a seaport by rail or road; a warm water port which is ice-free in winter and a container port for containerized cargo.

A port is often confused with a harbour. A port is industrial, whereas a harbour provides boats with shelter and moorings. A harbour can be man-made or a natural feature.

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