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What is difference between port and terminal?

What is difference between port and terminal?

A terminal is a part of a port. A port generally describes the location where ships berth and conduct activity. Within a port there can be multiple terminals through which cargo passes from sea to land. A terminal instead refers to the specific part of a port dedicated to a certain type of activity, such as containers or bulks.

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In Europe the five busiest ports are:

  1. Ports of Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
  2. Ports of Antwerp, Belgium.
  3. Ports of Hamburg, Germany.
  4. Ports of Bremen-Bremerhaven, Germany.
  5. Ports of Felixstowe, UK.

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