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Builds and upgrades Fishing Boats and warships. Repairs nearby ships.
—In-game description

The Port is an economic/military building in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - The African Royals that replaces the Dock for African civilizations (Ethiopians and Hausa) and are identical in all but name and appearance.


Age Unit Cost Pop. Limit Civ.
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Ethiopian fishing canoe portrait aoe3de.png Hausa fishing canoe portrait aoe3de.png Fishing Canoe 100 wood 1 99
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Battle canoe portrait aoe3de.png Battle Canoe 200 wood,
200 coin
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Cannon boat portrait aoe3de.png Cannon Boat 300 wood,
600 coin
War dhow portrait aoe3de.png War Dhow 700 coin,
500 influence
Xebec portrait aoe3de.png Xebec
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Age Technology Cost Effect
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Gill Nets.png Gill Nets 90 wood,
90 coin
Fishing Canoes and Battle Canoes gather 15% faster
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Long Lines.png Long Lines 200 wood,
200 coin
Fishing Canoes and Battle Canoes gather 30% faster; requires Gill Nets
Heavy Riverboats.png Heavy Riverboats 400 wood,
400 coin
Warships get +25% hit points
River Skirmishes.png River Skirmishes 500 wood,
500 coin
Warships get +25% attack; Fishing Canoes gain a ranged attack

Further statistics[]

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Ships (when garrisoned)
Weak vs. Everything, especially Artillery and Monitors
Hit points Flying Buttress.png Flying Buttress (+20%)
Construction cost Cree Textile Craftsmanship.png Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25% wood)
Tupi Forest Burning.png Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)
Other Cherokee Basket Weaving.png Cherokee Basket Weaving (Gill Nets and Long Lines cost no wood)

Home City Cards[]

Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Port
Green: TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team



Card Description Age HC level
Iroquois Home City 3 (Cheaper Docks).png TEAM Cheap Docks Docks and Ports cost -25%, and their improvements cost less wood
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Card Description Age HC level
Team improved buildings.png TEAM Improved Buildings Buildings get +25% hit points
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Long before the early modern period, Africa's coasts were bustling hubs for vibrant international trade and commerce. North African ports date back to the Egyptian and Phoenician-Carthaginian civilizations of antiquity, while others, such as Berbera, Elmina, and Mombasa rose to prominence during the medieval period and onwards. Still others played a role in networks spanning the vast rivers that run throughout the African continent.