What is cargo port?
Simply so, what is the port city?
The concept of port city is a little more intricate. Commonly, the term port city is used to describe a city that is located near a port, and a city whose main economic basis for non-local or export markets is its port. Some of the World's major ports are located in Asia, especially, the Port of Shanghai in China.
Subsequently, question is, what are ports and terminals? A port generally describes the location where ships berth and conduct activity. Within a port there can be multiple terminals through which cargo passes from sea to land. A terminal instead refers to the specific part of a port dedicated to a certain type of activity, such as containers or bulks.
Considering this, how does a shipping port work?
A port can be defined as a harbour or an area that is able to provide shelter to numerous boats and vessels (transferring people or cargo), and can also allow constant or periodic transaction of shipment. In layman's language, a port is a place to facilitate loading as well as unloading of vessels.
What are types of cargo?
Five types of cargo can be distinguished: container cargo, liquid bulk, dry bulk, breakbulk and ro-ro.