Surface ports are advanced cities on planets and moons where players can dock. There are different types of ports such as the big ringed surface ports. SRVs can be deployed from there. The planet surface market has specific commodities. Some missions only spawn at ports. They're visible on the planetary map. There are usually security patrols and certain ports display their allegiance to a power.
How to use Ports Edit
Ports are ground based equivalents of starports. When in a ship you should treat them exactly the same. You’ll need to request docking, and should refrain from committing crimes if you want to stay safe and welcome!
When in your SRV, if your ship is docked at a port, you’ll need to request docking to get back to it. After docking has been approved, follow the nav-compass – it will lead you to a nearby garage.
Once in the garage, you can use the role switch interface to board your ship.
Be aware: if your ship is docked at a port, you cannot recall it to your location if you are within a few kilometers. You will need to move further away from the port or request docking to get back to your ship.