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Berth

A place on a port or dock where a ship is tied when not in use. Large ports have different berths for different purposes. For example, a ship storing natural gas may dock at a berth away from other ships.
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As per international practice, a ship moving in or out of a port area has to be handled and mastered by a pilot of the port till the time the ship is either safely berthed or sailed out.
KARACHI -- Two ships C.V Nysted Maersk and C.V Maersk Kingston carrying containers were berthed at Qasim International Container Terminal berth no 7 & berth No 8 respectively on Tuesday.
KARACHI, February 28, 2012 (Balochistan Times): Oil tanker Qubaa carrying 62,618 tonnes furnace oil was berthed at FOTCO Oil Terminal on Sunday, February 26.