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wharf

1. a platform of timber, stone, concrete, etc., built parallel to the waterfront at a harbour or navigable river for the docking, loading, and unloading of ships
2. the wharves NZ the working area of a dock
3. an obsolete word for shore

wharf

[′wȯrf]
(civil engineering)
A structure of open construction built parallel to the shoreline; used by vessels to receive and discharge passengers and cargo.
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Suleiman said the Damietta freight port was "dying" and that at best the port's wharves were operating at only 40% of capacity, while general goods activities were upwards of 80%.
It has nine major seaports with 206 wharves from which 95 percent of the nonoil exports of the Kingdom are undertaken.
The docks, wharves, piers and riverside railway have long since disappeared from both banks of the river at Stockton and Thornaby.
After the dredging is completed, the wharves at the No.
The elegant structure allows visitors to hop on and off the walkway via gangways allowing them to explore landmarks, alleys and disused wharves close to the shore.
Linda Bean's Perfect Maine products consist of live native lobster, lobster meat, lobster stew, lobster rolls and wild caught Maine shrimp, all coming from her own mid-coast wharves.
UMH operates dredging ships and loading wharves and last year made pounds 10 million in operating profit on net assets of pounds 34 million.
The Vancouver Wharves facility, located at the entrance to the Port of Vancouver, consists of five vessel berths situated on a 139-acre site.
Bigger boats can, however, also use shipping wharves nearby.
Two more wharves Hill let us receive two ships per wharf and three in the bay, which means we could simultaneously handle between 12,000 and 14,000 passengers," Moron says.
The diagram shown here is itself a brilliant synthesis, a social and functional analysis of a world city which manages to pay attention to detail (the location of each borough town hall), as well as providing snapshot information on waterways and reservoirs, industrial wharves, railways, shopping centres, open spaces, and (shades of things to come) 'central communities with a high proportion of obsolescent property'.
Incorporated in 1857 as an independent town, Arcachon developed beaches, guest residences, wharves, and a casino to match.