Port vocabulary
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crane

Crane

Large machine that moves heavy things by lifting them in the air.
dock

Dock

A dock is an enclosed area in a harbour where ships go to be loaded, unloaded, and repaired.
silos

Silos

tall round metal tower ,in which grass, grain, or some other substance is stored.
quay

Quay

Long platform beside the sea or a river where boats can be tied up and loaded or unloaded.
gate

Gate

bulk terminal

Bulk terminal

lighthouse

Lighthouse

passenger terminal

Passenger terminal

Place where vehicles, passengers, or goods begin or end a journey.
containers

Containers

Very large metal or wooden box used for transporting goods so that they can be loaded easily onto ships and lorries.
marina

Marina

Small harbour for small boats that are used for leisure.
wharehouse

Warehouse

large building where raw materials or manufactured goods are stored until they are exported to other countries or distributed to shops to be sold.
tanker

Tanker

Very large ship used for transporting large quantities of gas or liquid, especially oil.
container ship

Container ship

ferry boat

Ferry boat

Boat that transports passengers and sometimes also vehicles, usually across rivers or short stretches of sea.
cruiser

Cruiser

motor boat which has an area for people to live or sleep in.
launch

Launch

sail boat

Sail boat

yacth

Yacht

fishing boat

Fishing boat

overcraft

Hovercraft

tug

Tug

Small powerful boat which pulls large ships, usually when they come into a port.