major port

major port

Any port with two or more berths and facilities and equipment capable of discharging 100,000 tons of cargo per month from ocean-going ships. Such ports will be designated as probable nuclear targets. See also port.
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The Government of India declared Paradip Port as the Eighth Major Port of India on April 18, 1966, making it the first major port in the East Coast commissioned after Independence.
Summary: As stake is the Doraleh Container Terminal, a major port facility in the Port of Doraleh
Together, these ports handled around 60 per cent of major port traffic.
Manila International Container Port, also a major port, only collected P13.238 billion, P 4.602 billion short from its P 17.840-billion collection assignment.
Free port status means goods could be imported, manufactured and then re-exported from within a 'free port zone' surrounding a major port, without incurring customs tariffs.
The begining of the trade activity from this major port would work as a major incentive for all stake holders in early completion of all allied projects of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
After Kandla in the 1950s, India has not built any other major port. Following rapid economic growth, country saw the development of private sector non-major ports.
MANILA -- Amid the continuing congestion at the Port of Manila, government agencies and two major port operators will be addressing key port concerns in a summit hosted by the Port Users Confederation (PUC).
said Monday that the highway operator and two Japanese consulting firms have won an order from Kenya to provide consulting services on road construction near a major port in the African country.
Summary: The commercial port of sfax, one of the most important transportation hubs, major port town, fishing port, and the base for ferries traveling to the nearby Kerkenah Islands in Tunisia, will witness in 2010 the setting up of 2 projects which aim at improving the quality of services and achieving 16% of freight traffic in Tunisian ports.
"We continue to see demand for strategically placed distribution assets, in particular those that are close to or that serve major port cities," said Jim Hendricks, managing director with the ING Clarion Industrial Property Group.
Cardiff is on course to become a major port of call for cruise ships.