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PORT. A place to which the officers of the customs are appropriated, and which include the privileges and guidance of all members and creeks which are allotted to them. 1 Chit. Com. Law, 726; Postlewaith's Com. Dict. h.t.; 1 Chit. Com. L. Index, h.t. According to Dalloz, a port is a place within land, protected against the waves and winds, and affording to vessels a place of safety. Diet. Supp. h.t. By the Roman law a port is defined to be locus, conclusus, quo importantur merces, et unde exportantur. Dig. 50,16, 59. See 7 N. S. 81. 2. A port differs from a haven, (q.v.) and includes something more. 1st. It is a place at which vessels may arrive and discharge, or take in their cargoes. 2. It comprehends a vale, city or borough, called in Latin caput corpus, for the reception of mariners and merchants, for securing the goods, and bringing them to market, and for victualling the ships. 3. It is impressed with its legal character by the civil authority. Hale de Portibus Mar. c. 2; 1 Harg. 46, 73; Bac. Ab. Prerogative, D 5; Com. Dig. Navigation, E; 4 Inst. 148; Callis on Sewers, 56; 2 Chit. Com. Law, 2; Dig. 60, 16, 59; Id. 43, 12, 1, 13; Id. 47, 10, 15, 7; Id. 39, 4, 15.

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Traffic control will be put in place from noon on July 28 around Jiangjun Fishing Port, where annual Tainan Summer Music Festival will take place from 6 p.m.
Muscat: Volunteers have managed to clear up the entire fishing port in Raysut, which was hit by Cyclone Mekunu, after 20 hours of work.
Experts from the national park will lead interested groups of people to the coastal burrows on the evenings of July 28, 29 and August 26, 27 at the Manchou fishing port. The expeditions will observe eggs from Sesarmidae family of crab.
Wei said the county government will decorate Wanggung Fishing Port with colorful LED lights to make the port more attractive at night.
The Taoyuan City Government has completed an investigation into allegations of plagiarism that emerged after a preliminary investment of NT$9,176,000 (US$306,000) for the Yongan Fishing Port and Cultural Park project was approved by the Office of Public Construction in late March.
The port would accommodate not only Omani fleets but also fleets from other countries passing through the Indian Ocean, and more than 60 processing plants and related facilities would be set up in a big area at the back of the Duqm fishing port. Potential areas In her presentation, Kohi noted that the proposed areas for private sector investment in the fisheries sector include value addition in fisheries products, certified fish seed breeding facilities to avail quality seed to fish farmers, fish feed industry and fishing gear and equipment industry.
Passengers of a British cruise ship, who had to be transported to the land of a fishing port in Taiwan's eastern county of Taitung by rubber dinghies on Thursday, jokingly said, 'It's like the Normandy landings.'