An inland port is a port on an inland waterway, such as a river, lake, or canal, which may or may not be connected to the sea. The term "inland port" is also used to refer to a dry port, which is an inland extension of a seaport, usually connected by rail to the docks. This article covers only ports that are covered by the first definition.
A port is a maritime commercial facility which may comprise one or more wharves where ships may dock to load and discharge passengers and cargo. Although usually situated on a sea coast or estuary, some ports, such as Hamburg, Manchester and Duluth, are many miles inland, with access from the sea via river or canal.
A waterway is any navigable body of water. Broad distinctions are useful to avoid ambiguity, and disambiguation will be of varying importance depending on the nuance of the equivalent word in other languages. A first distinction is necessary between maritime shipping routes and waterways used by inland water craft. Maritime shipping routes cross oceans and seas, and some lakes, where navigability is assumed, and no engineering is required, except to provide the draft for deep-sea shipping to approach seaports (channels), or to provide a short cut across an isthmus; this is the function of ship canals. Dredged channels in the sea are not usually described as waterways. There is an exception to this initial distinction, essentially for legal purposes, see under international waters.
A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river. In some cases a river flows into the ground and becomes dry at the end of its course without reaching another body of water. Small rivers can be referred to using names such as stream, creek, brook, rivulet, and rill. There are no official definitions for the generic term river as applied to geographic features, although in some countries or communities a stream is defined by its size. Many names for small rivers are specific to geographic location; examples are "run" in some parts of the United States, "burn" in Scotland and northeast England, and "beck" in northern England. Sometimes a river is defined as being larger than a creek, but not always: the language is vague.
The United States Army Corps of Engineers publishes a list of such locations and for this purpose states that "inland ports" are ports that are located on rivers and do not handle deep draft ship traffic. The list includes familiar ports such as St. Louis, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, and Memphis. A dense network of inland waterways including ports exists also in Europe (France, Germany, Poland, Russia, the United Kingdom and the Benelux countries), as well as in China and Brazil.
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is a U.S. federal agency under the Department of Defense and a major Army command made up of some 37,000 civilian and military personnel, making it one of the world's largest public engineering, design, and construction management agencies. Although generally associated with dams, canals and flood protection in the United States, USACE is involved in a wide range of public works throughout the world. The Corps of Engineers provides outdoor recreation opportunities to the public, and provides 24% of U.S. hydropower capacity.
The draft or draught of a ship's hull is the vertical distance between the waterline and the bottom of the hull (keel), with the thickness of the hull included; in the case of not being included the draft outline would be obtained. Draft determines the minimum depth of water a ship or boat can safely navigate. The draft can also be used to determine the weight of the cargo on board by calculating the total displacement of water and then using Archimedes' principle. A table made by the shipyard shows the water displacement for each draft. The density of the water and the content of the ship's bunkers has to be taken into account. The closely related term "trim" is defined as the difference between the forward and aft drafts.
Kansas City is the largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city had an estimated population of 488,943 in 2017, making it the 37th most-populous city in the United States. It is the central city of the Kansas City metropolitan area, which straddles the Kansas–Missouri state line. Kansas City was founded in the 1830s as a Missouri River port at its confluence with the Kansas River coming in from the west. On June 1, 1850 the town of Kansas was incorporated; shortly after came the establishment of the Kansas Territory. Confusion between the two ensued and the name Kansas City was assigned to distinguish them soon after.
The Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Brazzaville, the Congo Republic or simply the Congo, is a country located in the western coast of Central Africa. It is bordered by five countries: Gabon to its west; Cameroon to its northwest and the Central African Republic to its northeast; the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the southeast and the Angolan exclave of Cabinda to its south; and the Atlantic Ocean to its southwest.
Brazzaville is the capital and largest city of the Republic of the Congo. Constituting the financial and administrative centre of the country, it is located on the north side of the Congo River, opposite Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The population of the capital is estimated to exceed 1.8 million residents, comprising more than a third of the national populace, 40% of whom are employed in non-agricultural professions. During World War II, Brazzaville was also the capital of Free France between 1940 and 1942.
Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt is a Mediterranean country bordered by the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west. Across the Gulf of Aqaba lies Jordan, across the Red Sea lies Saudi Arabia, and across the Mediterranean lie Greece, Turkey and Cyprus, although none share a land border with Egypt.
India, also known as the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh largest country by area and with more than 1.3 billion people, it is the second most populous country as well as the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives, while its Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.
Varanasi Multi-Modal Terminal or Varanasi Port is a Inland river port situated in the city of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The port is located on the Ganges river. This port is built under the government's Jal Marg Vikas project. The port has provided a direct link with the Port of Kolkata and Haldia Port.
Uttar Pradesh is a state in northern India. With over 200 million inhabitants, it is the most populous state in India as well as the most populous country subdivision in the world. It was created on 1 April 1937 as the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh during British rule, and was renamed Uttar Pradesh in 1950. The state is divided into 18 divisions and 75 districts with the capital being Lucknow. The main ethnic group is the Hindavi people, forming the demographic plurality. On 9 November 2000, a new state, Uttarakhand, was carved out from the state's Himalayan hill region. The two major rivers of the state, the Ganga and Yamuna, join at Allahabad (Prayagraj) and then flow as the Ganga further east. Hindi is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state.
Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north, and the Alps to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, and Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west.
Duisburg is a city of about 500,000 inhabitants in Germany’s Rhineland, at the confluence of the Rhine and the Ruhr. In medieval times, it was a member of the powerful Hanseatic League, and later became a major centre of iron, steel, and chemicals. For this reason, it was heavily bombed in World War II. Today it boasts the world's largest inland port, with 21 docks and 40 kilometres of wharf. The city supports a large Turkish community.
Construction on Dortmund's port which terminates the Dortmund-Ems Canal connecting Dortmund to the North Sea started in 1895. It was opened 1899 by Kaiser Wilhelm. At the beginning of the 20th century it was mainly used for the import and export of wheat, coal and ore. The port was expanded in the 1920s and 1930s by adding new docks as well as on the administrative infrastructure. Today Dortmund Port is the biggest European canal port with 10 docks and a pier length of 11 km.
|Port of / de||Prov.||Water body||Coords.||Website||Features & notes|
|Toronto||ON||Lake Ontario196n. mi. L||torontoport.com||CA rank: 16|
|Hamilton||ON||Lake Ontario||hamiltonport.ca||CA rank: 8|
|Windsor||ON||Detroit River||portwindsor.com||CA rank: 11|
|Sarnia||ON||St. Clair River|
|Sault Ste. Marie||ON||Lake Superior|
|Thunder Bay||ON||Lake Superior||Thunder Bay Port Authority||CA rank: 9|
|Kingston||ON||Lake Ontario / Saint Lawrence River|
|Port of||State||Water body||Coords.||Website||Features & notes|
|Buffalo||NY||Lake Erie||portofbuffalo.com||US rank: 125|
|Erie||PA||Lake Erie283n. mi. L|
|Conneaut||OH||Lake Erie||US rank: 79|
|Ashtabula||OH||Lake Erie||US rank: 64|
|Fairport Harbor||OH||Lake Erie||US rank: 116|
|Cleveland||OH||Lake Erie||portofcleveland.com||Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, US rank: 47|
|Lorain||OH||Lake Erie||US rank: 143|
|Huron||OH||Lake Erie||US rank: 149|
|Sandusky||OH||Lake Erie||US rank: 98|
|Marblehead||OH||Lake Erie||US rank: 91|
|Toledo||OH||Lake Erie||toledoportauthority.org||Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, US rank: 48|
|Monroe||MI||Lake Erie||US rank: 96|
|Detroit||MI||Detroit River||portdetroit.com||Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority, US rank: 42|
|Marine City||MI||St. Clair River|
|St. Clair||MI||St. Clair River||US rank: 57|
|Marysville||MI||St. Clair River|
|Alpena||MI||Lake Huron||US rank: 100|
|Stoneport Harbor||MI||Lake Huron||US rank: 68|
|Port Calcite||MI||Lake Huron||US rank: 73|
|Muskegon||MI||Lake Michigan||US rank: 117|
|Grand Haven||MI||Lake Michigan||US rank: 145|
|Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor||IN||Lake Michigan||portsofindiana.com/burns_harbor||US rank: 67|
|Gary||IN||Lake Michigan||U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District||US rank: 58|
|Buffington||IN||Lake Michigan||US rank: 128|
|Indiana Harbor||IN||Lake Michigan||US rank: 49|
|Chicago||IL||Lake Michigan||theportofchicago.com||US rank: 36|
|Milwaukee||WI||Lake Michigan||www.port.mil.wi.us milwaukee.gov||US rank: 95|
|Green Bay||WI||Lake Michigan||portofgreenbay.com||US rank: 108|
|Escanaba||MI||Lake Michigan||US rank: 75|
|Port Inland||MI||Lake Michigan||US rank: 76|
|Port Dolomite||MI||Lake Huron||US rank: 83|
|Drummond Island||MI||St Marys River||US rank: 130|
|Marquette||MI||Lake Superior||US rank: 13|
|Presque Isle Harbor||MI||Lake Superior||US rank: 54|
|Twin Ports of Duluth-Superior||MN, WI||Lake Superior||duluthport.com||US rank: 18|
|Two Harbors||MN||Lake Superior||US rank: 41|
|Silver Bay||MN||Lake Superior||US rank: 65|
|Sault Ste. Marie||MI||St. Marys River|
|Port of / de||Prov.||Water body||Coords.||Website||Features & notes|
|Port-Cartier||QC||St Lawrence River||qcmines.com|
|Baie-Comeau||QC||St Lawrence River||tc.gc.ca|
|Saguenay||QC||St Lawrence River||CA rank: 18|
|Québec||QC||St Lawrence River||portquebec.ca||CA rank: 5|
|Trois-Rivières||QC||St Lawrence River||porttr.com||CA rank: 15|
|Montréal||QC||St Lawrence Seaway, St Lawrence River 0n. mi. L 1000 n. mi. to deep water||port-montreal.com||CA rank: 4|
|Port of||State||Water body||Coords.||Website||Features & notes|
|Minneapolis||MN||upper Mississippi River, 839 mi. R||Closed|
|St. Paul||MN||upper Mississippi River, 839 mi. L||US rank: 74|
|Rock Island||IL||upper Mississippi River, 483 mi. L|
|St. Louis and East St. Louis||MO, IL||upper Mississippi River 180 mi. R, Missouri River 0 mi. R||missouriports.org||US rank: 24|
|Cairo||IL||Mississippi River lower 954 mi. L, upper 0 mi. L; Ohio River981 mi. R|
|Memphis||TN||Mississippi River, 735 mi. L||portofmemphis.com||US rank: 45|
|Helena||AR||Mississippi River, 663 mi. R||US rank: 120|
|Greenville||MS||Mississippi River, 532 mi. R||US rank: 90|
|Vicksburg||MS||Mississippi River, 436 mi. L||US rank: 81|
|Natchez||MS||Mississippi River, 363 mi. L|
|Baton Rouge||LA||Mississippi River, 228 mi. R||portgbr.com||US rank: 14|
|New Orleans||LA||Mississippi River, 103 mi. L||portno.com||US rank: 7|
|Sioux City||IA||Missouri River, 732 mi. L|
|Kansas City||MO||Missouri River, 370 mi. R||kcportauthority.com||US rank: 52|
|Pittsburgh||PA||Allegheny, Monongahela, Ohio rivers, 0 mi.||port.pittsburgh.pa.us||US rank: 22|
|Huntington||WV, KY, OH||Ohio River, 309 mi. L, elev. 515 ft.||US rank: 10|
|Cincinnati||OH||Ohio River, 472 mi. R||US rank: 43|
|Louisville||KY||Ohio River, 604 mi. L||US rank: 66|
|Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville||IN||Ohio River||portsofindiana.com/jeffersonville|
|Tell City Riverport||IN||Ohio River, 727 mi. R||www.pcrailport.net|
|Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon||IN||Ohio River, 829 mi. R||portsofindiana.com/mount_vernon||US rank: 69|
|Nashville||TN||Cumberland River||US rank: 86|
|Chattanooga||TN||Tennessee River||US rank: 105|
|Guntersville||AL||Tennessee River||US rank: 110|
|Tulsa||OK||Arkansas River|| tulsaport.com |
Tulsa USACE: Kerr-McClellan Arkansas River Navigation System
|Kerr/McClellan Navigational Channel,|
|Albany||NY||Hudson River||portofalbany.com||US rank: 63|
|Port Columbus||GA||Chattahoochee River|
|Port Bainbridge||GA||Lake Seminole||gaports.com|
|Walla Walla||WA||Columbia, Snake rivers||portwallawalla.com|
|Portland||OR||Columbia, Willamette rivers||portofportland.com||U.S. Rank: 28|
|Stockton||CA||San Joaquin River||portofstockton.com||US rank: 111|
|Port of Philadelphia||PA||Delaware River|
|Port of Richmond||VA||James River|
Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a country located mostly in the southern half of South America. Sharing the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west, the country is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south. With a mainland area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi), Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, the fourth largest in the Americas, and the largest Spanish-speaking nation. The sovereign state is subdivided into twenty-three provinces and one autonomous city, Buenos Aires, which is the federal capital of the nation as decided by Congress. The provinces and the capital have their own constitutions, but exist under a federal system. Argentina claims sovereignty over part of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
The San Lorenzo-Puerto General San Martín Port Complex is a series of port facilities on the western shore of the lower course of the Paraná River in Argentina, which are shared by the cities of San Lorenzo and Puerto General San Martín, province of Santa Fe.
San Lorenzo is a city in the south of the province of Santa Fe, Argentina, located 23 km north of Rosario, on the western shore of the Paraná River, and forming one end of the Greater Rosario metropolitan area. It is the head town of the San Lorenzo Department, and it has about 46,000 inhabitants according to the 2010 census [INDEC].
Ground transport in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has always been difficult. The terrain and climate of the Congo Basin present serious barriers to road and rail construction, and the distances are enormous across this vast country. Furthermore, chronic economic mismanagement and internal conflict has led to serious under-investment over many years.
This is a list of lists of universities and colleges by country, sorted by continent and region. The lists represent educational institutions throughout the world which provide higher education in tertiary, quaternary, and post-secondary education.
The Global 200 is the list of ecoregions identified by WWF, the global conservation organization, as priorities for conservation. According to WWF, an ecoregion is defined as a "relatively large unit of land or water containing a characteristic set of natural communities that share a large majority of their species dynamics, and environmental conditions". So, for example, based on their levels of endemism, Madagascar gets multiple listings, ancient Lake Baikal gets one, and the North American Great Lakes get none.
The White Nile is a river in Africa, one of the two main tributaries of the Nile; the other is the Blue Nile. The name comes from colouring due to clay carried in the water.
A landlocked navy is a naval force operated by a country which does not have a coastline. While such states are obviously unable to develop a sea-going, blue-water navy, they may still deploy armed forces on major lakes or rivers.
The World Health Organization (WHO) divides the world into six WHO regions, for the purposes of reporting, analysis and administration.
Visitors to Tanzania must obtain a visa from one of the Tanzanian diplomatic missions or online unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries whose citizens can obtain a visa on arrival. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months or a month beyond the period of intended stay.
Visitors to Honduras must obtain a visa from one of the Honduran diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 3 months.