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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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The free port has 15 piers and wharves that can serve various purposes from transshipment of containerized and break-bulk cargoes, fuels and lubricants, grains and fertilizer, as well as service vessels and passengers.
6 container center with two wharves begging operations, allowing calls of 12,500-TEU container ships.
We must wait until summer 1999 for completion of Batson's and Regent's Wharves.
The project is constructing and rehabilitating rural wharves and jetties to improve safety and accessibility for economic and social activities.
Kingston Wharves, one of the largest multi-purpose terminal operators in the Caribbean, selected Tideworks for its ability to speedily integrate a cost effective terminal management solution into KWL's existing terminal operating infrastructure.
Han Sein, deputy minister for transport, said, We will construct two new wharves at Thilawa port using a loan from ODA with the supervision of ministry of transport.
The second phase of construction will start next year and will include the development of additional backlands, wharves and terminal buildings.
2 million in its 2012 budget for the construction of aquaculture wharves in the Coast of Bays region along with the $1 million for the Pool s Cove expansion.
The system consists of a network of video cameras that is being installed at each one of the 42 ferry wharves.