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port of call

1. A port visited by a ship among others on a voyage. The sailors were thrilled to finally see a port of call after months at sea.
2. A short stop during a trip or journey. Harold's first port of call on his trip across Europe was Paris.
See also: call, of, port

a ˌport of ˈcall

(informal) a place where you go or stop for a short time, especially when you are going to several places: Our first port of call this morning is the bank.
These two idioms refer to ports where ships stop for a short time during a voyage.
See also: call, of, port
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To formulate the shipping line's decisions in step 4, we define the following notation: [[tau].sup.k.sub.i] is the possible port times at port of call i [member of] I, k = 0,1,2, where [K.sub.i] +1 is the number of possible port times at port of call i (including the index 0), and [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] is the same as the port time t in the conventional planning approach.
Dhaka agreed to allow Ashuganj to be used as a new port of call in response to the request by New Delhi for the transport of Indian heavy consignments for the Palatana power project in Tripura during a visit by Foreign Minister Dipu Moni to New Delhi last year.
DECKED OUT: Relaxing on the cruiser Van Gogh; SHADY SPOT: Patricia Nickols at a port of call
Meldrum's marina is the first port of call coming from Mich., United States.
There are five different 7 night cruises and, on most days, the Airtours cruise ship arrives at its port of call in the morning and sails in the late afternoon or early evening, allowing ample time for sightseeing and shopping.
Staff called it their 'cruise,' and designated a different port of call that served as a monthly theme in the temporary dining room.
These are the colours of the moment and the Port of Call range co-ordinates with the current layered look of contrasting throws and cushions.
Located in an historic, three-story building, their operation, Port of Call, houses a furniture store on the ground level (run by Deborah) and a 3,500-square-foot art gallery on the second level, which Tony oversees.
When the ship sails, team members also complete an executive summary of the move and a cargo traffic message to assist the next MTMC port of call.
If officials at the Jacksonville Port Authority and the Economic Development Commission have any influence, the River City will become a cruise ship port of call or a home port.
Some lines, such as Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., now search all passengers and crew for drugs when they reboard their ship from a high-risk port of call such as Aruba, Curacao, and St.
Bahrain, site of the famous Dilmun, the ancient "land of immortality" was a major port of call in the sea trade routes between Mesopotamia and India centuries ago.
The two sides agreed to consider inclusion of Rupnarayanriver (National Waterway-86) from Geonkhali to Kolaghat in the protocol route and to declare Kolaghatin West Bengal as new Port of Call. Chilmari was agreed to as a port of call in Bangladesh.
Carrying 214 passengers and 105 crew members on this voyage, the ship's previous port of call was Ishigaki Port of Japan, and the next is in the Philippines, according to the report, which adds that Hualien Port is the ship's only port of call in Taiwan.
Adam Dickman, owner of Port of Call, said: "The tipis will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday.