PortCities - Southampton

PortCities UK
PortCities Bristol
PortCities Hartlepool
PortCities Liverpool
PortCities London
PortCities Southampton

*

Screen Version
About this site
Site Map
Feedback

You are here: PortCities Southampton > Life of a Port > Life of a Port

Explore this Site

Start Here: About Us, Partners And Collections, Timeline, Get Interactive!, Help

Galleries: Image galleries, Biographies

Southampton: The Docks, River Itchen, Southampton at war, Flying Boats, Titanic, Finding Out More, Southampton speaks, Street Directories, Historic Buildings Survey

Registers and Records: Lloyd's Register, Official Sources, Other Records, Finding Out More

Wrecks and Accidents: Why accidents happen, Investigations, Improving Safety at Sea, Finding Out More, Wreck Reports

Life of a Port: How a port comes to life, At work in a port, Ports at play, Trade - lifeblood of a port, Finding Out More

On the Line: Company growth and development, Shipping lines, Transatlantic travel, Preparing a liner, Finding Out More

Sea People: Life at sea, Jobs at sea, Travelling by sea, Starting a new life by sea, Women and the sea, Finding Out More

Diversity of Ships: The variety of ships, What drives the ship?, Ships of ancient times, Ships in the age of sail, Ships of the steam age, Ships of today

Search:      (Advanced Search)

Life of a Port

Ports are exciting places - a constant steam of ships and those who travel on and work with them. They are often the first place that people from abroad settle.

---
---
---
How a port comes to life

Does a port spring into life because nearby communities need to ship goods? Or do towns and cities grow up around a place where ships can come in? Find out in this section.
 Southampton Old Town
---
---
---
At work in a port  At work in a port

Ports have always offered opportunities for employment. Find out who it takes to run a port successfully, what their jobs are and what life can be like for those who work in a port.
---
---
---
Ports at play

When reaching port, a ship's crew want to enjoy themselves. There are people around to help sailors spend their money, not always wisely.
 Seamen relaxing
---
---
---
Unloading a Ship  Trade - lifeblood of a port

Trade is the sole reason a port exists. Discover the different types of trades and how each affects the way a port grows.
---
---
---
Finding out more about the life of a port

Find out more about a port, how to visit one or how to work in the shipping or port industry.
 Find out more - life of a port
---
---
---
Get Interactive!  Get interactive!

Test your Life of a Port knowledge with PortCities Southampton interactive games (requires Java).

 

Sponsors:

Southampton City Council
New Opportunities Fund
Lloyd's Register
London Metropolitan Archives
National Maritime Museum
World Ship Society

Legal & Copyright
Screen Version
About this site
Feedback

Partner sites:
PortCities UK
PortCities Bristol
PortCities Hartlepool
PortCities Liverpool
PortCities London
PortCities Southampton