|For other uses, see Port (disambiguation)|
- "Davy Jones cannot make port. Cannot step on land but once every ten years."
- ―Tia Dalma
A port is a location on a coast or shore containing one or more harbors where ships can dock and transfer people or cargo to or from land. Port locations were selected to optimize access to land and navigable water, for commercial demand, and for shelter from wind and waves. Some ports have an important military role.