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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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The last major Arkansas River ports are out west, at Van Buren and Fort Smith.
The Uruguayan government has high hopes for the river port. It is investing US$4.5 million to extend the pier as part of a massive infrastructure overhaul.
According to a statement signed on Thursday by NIWA Spokesman, Tayo Fadile, the Baro River port commissioning will be done on Saturday by Mr President following years of speculation and uncertainty about the port.
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Al-Tuhami said in a statement to SUNA that arrangements for conducting the Sudanese national's repatriation is progressing well despite some hardships, pointing out that the number the Sudanese nationals who arrived in the country from Libya reached 3,000 persons out of 30,000 persons registered for return through Khartoum Airport and Wadi Halfa river port
Police and witnesses said the Bhola-bound boat did not have a route permit but carried about 250 passengers, more than three times its capacity, when it capsized only about 1 km from the river port.
The N2.5 billion Baro River port cargo handling equipment installation has been completed and is set for commissioning, the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has stated.
The LEED-certified facility is located on 53 acres at the Little Rock River Port Industrial Park.
Halfa, March 1 (SUNA)- A new batch of Sudanese returnees from Libya, composed of 312 nationals, arrived Tuesday at Wadi Halfa Port coming from Libya via El-Saloum route to Aswan river port in Egypt