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HOME PORT. The port where the owner of a ship resides; this is a relative term.

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Looking at the infrastructure needs for a home port are not even on the drawing board yet and establishing a port of call is still at least one year away.
The new gangway means the P&O Pacific Pearl and Pacific Jewel will be able to use Adelaide as their home port from 2014, offering visits to the regional ports of Robe, Port Lincoln and Kangaroo Island, Mr Bignell said.
The home porting of MSC Lirica follows the signing, a year ago, of a landmark agreement between ADTA and MSC Cruises, one of the world's fastest-growing cruise operators and a market leader in the Mediterranean, South Africa and Brazil, to deploy one of its top vessels on a home port basis in Abu Dhabi.
We've also been re-registering the home ports of the vessels and they wanted to make it a first for Newcastle by making that the ship's home port.
Spectators watch as Queen Mary 2 arrives at her new home port of Southampton; Picture: BARRY BATCHELOR
Three of them -- the destroyers Kurama and Kirisame and the supply ship Hamana -- are scheduled to return to their home port of Sasebo in mid-March.
The Company also provides facilities management and spacecraft processing services for the ocean-going Sea Launch program at the Home Port Facilities in Long Beach, California.
Port Hedland is the home port to BHP Billiton (ASX:BHP), Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) and Fortescue Metals (ASX:FMG).
ABU DHABI reached a new milestone in cruise tourism with the arrival of the luxury MSC Lirica cruise ship -- the first to home port in the UAE capital -- at Mina Zayed's new temporary cruise terminal.
After that it will be brought to its home port of Galway - one of 11 ports on the 37,000 nautical mile race.
While the carrier's May return to her West Coast home port marks the end of the squadron's service on board Constellation, the men and women of VMFA-323 are certain to continue the proud tradition described by their motto: "Come to fight, come to win.
23 /PRNewswire/ -- Previously named Official Welcome Guide, A Guide Passenger's Guide To Seattle, WHERE Seattle announced plans to launch a redesigned cruise guide, now entitled Home Port Seattle, The Official Cruise Passenger's Guide to Seattle.