A docking facility for small ships and yachts.


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PAYBACK PERIOD

The amount of time required for achieving an amount in profits to offset the cost of a capital expenditure, such as the cost of investment in modifications in an industrial facility for the purpose of conserving energy.

OBSOLESCENCE

Decreasing value of functional and physical assets or value of a product or facility from technological changes rather than deterioration.

NATURAL-GASOLINE PLANT

Compression, distillation, and absorption process facility used to remove natural gasoline (mostly butanes and heavier components) from natural gas.

JOB SHOP

A manufacturing facility that generates a variety of products in relatively low numbers and in batch lots.

CLEAN ROOM

A facility or enclosure in which air content and other conditions (such as temperature, humidity, and pressure) are controlled and maintained at a specific level by special facilities and operating processes and by trained personnel.

DOCKYARD

A facility where ships or boats are built and repaired. Routinely used as a synonym for shipyard, although dockyard sometimes is associated more closely with a facility used for maintenance and basing activities, while shipyard sometimes is associated more closely with a facility used in construction.

GRAIN ELEVATOR

Facility at which bulk grain is unloaded, weighed, cleaned, blended and exported.

CONTAINER FREIGHT STATION

The facility for stuffing and stripping a container of its cargo, especially for movement by railroad.

CONTAINER TERMINAL

A specialized facility where ocean container vessels dock to discharge and load containers, equipped with cranes with a safe lifting capacity of 35-40 tons, with booms having an outreach of up to 120 feet in order to reach the outside cells of vessels. Most such cranes operate on rail tracks and have articulating rail trucks on each of their four legs, enabling them to traverse along the terminal and work various bays on the vessel and for more than one crane to work a single vessel simultaneously. Most terminals have direct rail access and container storage areas, and are served by highway carriers.

ALERTING POST

Any facility intended to serve as an intermediary between a person reporting an emergency and a rescue coordination centre or rescue sub-centre.

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