Glossary:Port

A port is a place having facilities for merchant ships to moor and to load or unload cargo or to disembark or embark passengers to or from vessels, usually directly to a pier.

A statistical port consists of one or more ports, normally controlled by a single port authority, able to record ship and cargo movements.

A hub port is a port served by deep sea scheduled shipping and by scheduled short sea shipping.

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