Class C Starport
Every system has a port classification grade (A to E, and X) to the starport available in the system. This grade assigned to the port encompasses the services available in the port. A Class C Starport is an average quality installation which includes amenities including unrefined fuel for starships, some brokerage services for passengers and cargo, and a variety of ship provisions. There is a shipyard capable of doing maintenance and other kinds of repair. Ports of this classification generally have only a downport, unless this is a trade port or system with an hostile environment mainworld.
It is also known as a Class III Starport.
The number, and in some cases the quality, of the facilities and services depends on the size of the port. For medium or larger ports, all of these services will be available, for small or tiny ports, the facilities will be available but on a best-case availability.
- Traffic Control
Traffic control around class C ports has communications out into the 100D limit of the main world and the primary, covering the inner system. There are communications and navigation systems to the 100D limit around all inhabited worlds and some networking between them. Ships should expect communications regarding course plots as they approach the port itself or other worlds.
- Ship Services
There are average quality ship service facilities, including covered docking facilities. There will be unrefined fuel available for ships, produced by ship performing gas giant skimming or using the world's oceans as source of raw fuel. There may be refined fuel available in limited quantities or by contacting other ships in port.
There are warehouse facilities for cargo of all types, including hazardous or special handling materials. The port crews are minimally trained to manage these materials safely. There is at least one brokerage service available to manage buying and selling speculative cargo. The customs department will generally manage the paperwork for getting cargo into and out of the port, but may required intervention by the ship to ensure prompt delivery of cargo.
There are simple shipyard facilities capable of handling starships and performing most kind of repair or upgrade required. The shipyard is not setup to do extensive repair, ship overhauls or new construction. There are one or more shops with most common parts available for ship crews to perform their own maintenance and repair work.
- Passenger services
For passengers there will be a concourse with a few shops, restaurants, and other hospitality services available. There may be a hotel within the port for passengers still in transit, but most passengers will be directed to startown or other places outside the port. The port connects to local transportation grid for travel to and from the port. There are available shuttle services from highport to the surface on an as-needed basis. Large size ports and trade ports may Travellers' Aid Society offices with limited services.
- Emergency services
The port itself contains a crash, fire, and rescue (CFR) services capable of covering the whole port. There is a trained search and rescue (SAR) service with ships capable of covering the main world and the other populated worlds in the system. The port itself contains a aid station staffed with a few trained medical people.