The arguement that there is no point in having them dockable if there is nothing to do there is a bit weak to my mind. You can dock there because you can dock there, why do you need a reason?
You need a reason for why you should
dock there, not for why you can.
Any reasons need not include a conventional market.
- Small chance to pick up a passenger to be dropped off at main station - very small reward
- Chance to use limited (and perhaps overpriced) shipyard facilities - maybe just maintenance and fuel
- Small selection of Your Add Here pictures displayed - an amusing distraction
They don't even have to be finacially rewarding, they just need to have some entertainment value.
Maybe the passenger leaves behind a trumble?
Maybe the maintenence work was low quality but high price?
Maybe there is some small (potentially humourous) charge upon leaving the liner?
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