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Confluential cities

For purposes of this post, a “confluential city” is one that is situated at or near the confluence of two or more important rivers and which has had an influential economic, historic, strategic, cultural, political, and/or social impact on the surrounding region or … Continue reading

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North American intermodal rail hubs – update

Freight railroads throughout Canada and the United States have been investing billions of dollars over the past couple of decades to upgrade their intermodal infrastructure. Unlike most other forms of transportation, nearly all rail infrastructure is privately financed and maintained … Continue reading

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Down by the sea: world’s 50 busiest container ports

Below is a list of the world’s 50 busiest container ports as measured by twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs). Of the top 50, eleven are in China, four in the United States and Japan, and two each are in the United … Continue reading

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