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Chongqing hub hype ends as cargo volumes fall

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on November 10, 2012

Chongqing is regularly described as the largest city in the world. The municipality is effectively a province of its own, one of three such municipalities in the country, and home to anything from 35 to 45 million people. In the past few years…

Water bridges

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on June 18, 2010

Water bridges, also called navigable aqueducts, were first developed by the Romans, but didn’t come into use again until 1690. That year, the Canal du Midi opened. The 150-mile long Canal connected the Garonne River (which flows into the Atlantic)…