Generally, the term "berth" refers to an area within a port where a ship can be docked, usually for the purpose of loading or unloading cargo. Port authorities or harbormasters designate berths for facilities like ports. These authorities assign berths to vessels.

Types of Berth
  • Solid Structure Berth: It has solid vertical piles filled with filler material. A gravity wall is usually used to build these.
  • Open structure berth: In addition to being flexible, the open structure berth can not carry a lot of weight, i.e. it can hold a limited amount of cargo.

Apart from the above mentioned, there are Finger pier, Offshore berth, bulk berth, Container berth, General berth, Layby berth, Liquid berth, Marina berth, X&Z berth.

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