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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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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.
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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.
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The system consists of a network of video cameras that is being installed at each one of the 42 ferry wharves.