Port Levantia

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Port Levantia
Capital of Levantx
The inner harbor of Port Levantia
The inner harbor of Port Levantia
Country Burgundie flag.png Burgundie
Province Burgundie County Flag.png Levantx
Population 37,246

History

What To Eat

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Fusion Food

Fast Food

Night Life

Casino Imperiau

Night Clubs

Festivals

Levantx Grand Premi

The Levantx Grand Premi (Burgundian: Levantx Grand Premi) is a Formula One motor race held each year on the streets of Port Levantia since 1954. It is considered to have a rising importance to the Formula One circuit since the 1990s and has become known for its "exceptional grandeur, technicality, and growing prestige."

The race is held on a narrow course with many elevation changes and harrowing hairpin turns. This tends to lead to a "slower race overall" but both the difficulty and stunning views lend to a rather dramatic effect on racegoers, regardless. It is also considered one of the deadliest circuits, claiming over 20 lives in its short tenure.

The race is known for drawing an elite crowd including members of most of the world's cadet royal branches and many business magnates. It has been termed the "Après-ski" of the racing world, with a focus of the crowd being more on whose-whose rather than whose racing. The most prestigious viewing boxes for the race are situated on the bandstand set up at the entrance to the Casino Imperiau.

Rave Republic

International Mega-Yacht Convention

Annual Beach Volleyball Classic

Spring Break

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Getting To and From Port Levantia

Getting Around Port Levantia

Working In Port Levantia

Port Levantia's working life is divided into two distinct groups, Metropolitan and Harborport.

Metropolitan

Those who aren't working in the dockyards and shipping industries are considered to have "metropolitan" jobs. These consist primarily of tourism, retail, government, and service sector jobs. The largest employers are the Grand Levantine Hotel and Casino (6,549 employees), the offices of the City of Port Levantia (5,836 employees), the Levantine Ocean Island Authority (5,631 employees), and du Herreng Custodial and Management Company (4,237 employees). The remainder of the employers are smaller but more diverse and bring a vibrancy to the city.

Recently, the Levantine Ocean Island Authority's bill to reduce corporate taxes on Levantx and Medimeria was passed and a burgeoning technology startup sector has begun to emerge. Between 2025 and 2029, 24 new tech startups have been incorporated in Port Levantia, employing 184 people. One of the major speed bumps to the continued growth of these companies is the lack of local technological capacity. This has led to an influx of technologically savvy youth from the Isle of Burgundie, Ultmar, and around the world to start to consider Port Levantia as an option. To meet this demand a lot of construction has been undertaken to create work and living space that is enticing and inviting for the "foreign" youth. This has been accompanied by plans to introduce a public transit system to the city and to redesign the roadways with more pedestrian and bicycle friendly routes.

Harborport

A view of the cityscape and anchored ships from Port Levantia's outer harbor.
Port of Port Levantia
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Location
Country Burgundie, Levantx
Location Port Levantia
Details
Opened 1658
Operated by Burgundian West Punth Trading Company
Owned by Levantine Ocean Island Authority
Type of harbor Deep-water seaport
Land area 89 km2
Size 171 km2 (311 km2 total jurisdictional area)
Available berths 65; Production Berths: 4
Employees 24,457
Statistics
Annual cargo tonnage 362 million
Annual container volume 32.2 million TEUs
Value of cargo 103.485 billion Imperial Dollars
Passenger traffic 354,564 cruiser passengers
Annual revenue 2.03 billion Imperial Dollars
Net income 157 million Imperial Dollars

In contrast to the variety of "metropolitan" jobs, "harborport" jobs are only those relating to the running of the harbor and employ the majority of those living on Levantx. The port's massive facility and service needs employee around 1 million people. The port is decidedly underdeveloped but this that is an intentional decision by the Levantine Ocean Island Authority in order to keep the islanders employed. This means that of all of the Burgundian port facilities the port of Port Levantia maintains the lowest profit margin.

Despite its generally underdeveloped status, much of the harbor automation research for other Burgundian ports occurs in the Experimental Future Port Terminal on the extreme eastern side of the port's campus. This terminal sees very little actual trade and was scheduled for demolition and sale to the Revenue Guard in 1997 when a small division of the Burgundian North Levantine Trading Company proposed the creation of a proving ground for new technology that they were developing in port automation. Their bid was accepted and they rebuilt the terminal to be completely modular and easily modifiable for their needs. The project employed 15,000 and prompted the creation of a small urban and civil engineering academy that the company still hosts. The terminal currently employs 637, mostly engineers from the Isle of Burgundie, but in the last 4 years, an increasing number of locals have taken advantage of an educational scholarship offered by the company and are returning with relevant degrees to work for the terminal.


















Port Data

Million tons (mt) moved
year mt
2018
  
304
2019
  
306
2020
  
299
2021
  
311
2022
  
315
2023
  
342
2024
  
356
2025
  
360
2026
  
361
2027
  
364
2028
  
365
2029
  
362

Living In Port Levantia

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