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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.

Units[]

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
Ethiopians
Aoe3 hausa flag.png
Age II tech tree aoe3.png
Battle canoe portrait aoe3de.png Battle Canoe 200 wood,
200 coin
5
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Cannon boat portrait aoe3de.png Cannon Boat 300 wood,
600 coin
2
War dhow portrait aoe3de.png War Dhow 700 coin,
500 influence
Ethiopians
Xebec portrait aoe3de.png Xebec
Aoe3 hausa flag.png

Technologies[]

Age Technology Cost Effect
Age I tech tree aoe3.png
Gill Nets.png Gill Nets 90 wood,
90 coin
Fishing Canoes and Battle Canoes gather 15% faster
Age II tech tree aoe3.png
Long Lines.png Long Lines 200 wood,
200 coin
Fishing Canoes and Battle Canoes gather 30% faster; requires Gill Nets
Heavy Riverboats 400 wood,
400 coin
Warships get +25% hit points
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
Improvements
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[]

History[]

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.
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