in international usage) is a place where ships may shelter. Often it is used as a synonym for port
: a coastal[?]
or riverine facility where ships
can load and unload. The port will typically consist of a water
space enclosed by wave breakers, a number of quays or piers[?]
where the ships may be moored, magazine buildings for storage of goods and a transport
system for relaying goods inland. Typically railway
and road transport
will be utilized. Additional possibilities are pipeline transport
and further ship transport
with smaller ships.
During the D-Day operations of 1944, two artificial harbors (codenamed Mulberry[?]) were built just off the invasion beaches.
See also: dock, dockyard, marina, naval base[?], quay[?], seaport, transport, wharf
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