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Global Information: Cargo Ports
Cargo ports are an important starting point for container and freight ships to make their journeys on to countries far and wide. Without cargo ports, parts of the world would have to wait a long time for their food supply and indeed cargo ports are huge hubs for the transportation of exports and commodities like oil in places such as the Middle East for instance.

In the Far East, in countries such as Korea and Japan, cargo ports are an essential tool for the transportation and shipment of cars. Busan port in South Korea is capable of handling up to 6.44 million TEU shipping containers per year. Shanghai port in China is located on Changjiang River and is fast developing to become one of the largest ports in the world. Europoort in Rotterdam, Netherlands is situated like most cargo ports on a deepwater channel in order to provide ease of access for huge container ships. Other important ports throughout the world include Singapore, New York, Bahrain, Vladivostok, Hamburg and Lisbon.

Cargo ports load and offload supplies from ships using a range of handling facilities including complex systems of cranes and pulleys. Special siphons are used to suck 'liquid' cargo from container to container. Ro-Ro (roll on-roll off) facilities in ports allow lorries to transfer containers with the aid of tide-adjusting ramps on the dockside.
 

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