The freight industry can often drum up images of industrial-style ports with towering piles of containers, but the fact of the matter is, it’s not quite as dull. Ports all over the world are used for a variety of uses, from freight and shipping, to cruise ships and small boat boarding. While some of these ports are picture-perfect representations of these towering piles of containers, there are plenty more that have proven to be not only useful, but visually stunning too. Here at Barrington Freight, we’re exploring some of the world’s oldest and most stunning ports.
Venice is undoubtedly one of the most stunning cities in all of Europe, and its port certainly doesn’t disappoint either. The Mediterranean ocean is home to some of the most incredible ports, but Venice certainly takes the cake as one of the most popular and visually stunning in maritime history. The gothic style architecture sits comfortably in amongst the city skyline, and with Byzantine and Arab influences too, there is a unique charm to Venice like no other. With the likes of the Grand Canal, St Mark’s Basilica and much more, it’s a popular tourist destination as well as a popular city to ship to within Italy.
As one of the oldest ports in all of maritime history, Istanbul’s port holds a rich history that makes it a true marvel to behold. Istanbul itself is the largest city in Turkey, and plays host to some unique architectural heritage and cultural history. Istanbul has been considered a major shipping port for centuries, and with the Sea of Marmara, the Golden Horn, the Black Sea and the Bosphorus around the city, it’s not difficult to see exactly why that is the case.
Dubrovnik is known as one of the most prominent and stunning tourist destinations along the Adriatic Sea coast, and rightly so. This UNESCO World Heritage site is more than just a tourist destination, however. It also has an active and stunningly beautiful port about 2/5km northwest of the Old Town. While this is primarily a cruise port, it can and is used for shipping regularly too! The city itself is home to Renaissance era marvels, including Sponza Palace, the St Saviour Church, Franciscan Monastery and even the St Blaise’s church.
Situated on the northern side of the Chine, the Tianjin port in China is not only a stunning port, but it’s also a useful one. The political, cultural, economic and educational opportunities available in Tianjin make this port an asset for all kinds of uses. The city plays host to numerous museums, palaces, scenic views and so much more, so not only is this port useful, but it truly is one of the most beautiful.
There you have it, our collection of some of the most beautiful ports in the world. While some of these ports are designed for maritime use as opposed to freight shipping, they shouldn’t be overlooked. So whether you’re looking for a service to import from China from the beauty of Tianjin, or you’re simply looking for reliable sea freight services, here at Barrington Freight we take great joy in travelling to many of these stunning ports all over the world to get the job done.