Like any other living system, the internal operations of a spaceport can be analyzed with Living Systems Theory, to discover sources of interesting plot complications.Their primary function is to do whatever is necessary to make it easier for spacecraft to bring cargo and/or passengers.The customs people put a tell-tale on the locker so that they know if it’s opened while we’re docked.Anything in there stays put and that’s all they care about. Commercial carriers generally operate on the honor system. Justin Skaggs is on the road to anywhere—as long as it's far from home—when fate throws a kindred spirit across his path. Phoenix Montagno can't believe her luck when she runs into the hottie from the bar. Lots of reviewers have summarized this book so I won't bother. One thing that jumped off the page for me was the contraction, a'ight. He's the key to her getting everything she's always wanted, but she can't tell him that. Every time it appeared, which was often, I tried to guess how it should sound.
Justin Skaggs is on the road to anywhere—as long as it's far from home—when fate throws a kindred spirit across his path. Phoenix Montagno can't believe her luck when she runs into the hottie from the bar. But parts of the port could be designated as customs areas and surrounded by a customs border.In addition, the grounds of the port might be considered "extraterritorial": legally it is not territorially part of the nation. This is usually seen when the planetary government is part of a larger interstellar Federation or Union.They may be located at an economically worthless site which happens to be at a strategic location (cross-roads or junction). Please note that increasing the volume of transport does not necessarily mean transport.A spaceport created by a large corporation might facilitate transport spacecraft belonging to that corporation, but charge large fees and otherwise put roadblocks in the way of ships belonging to rival corporations or to independent ships.