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Chalna, port, southwestern Bangladesh. It lies 72 miles (116 km) north of the Bay
of Bengal, on the navigable Pusur River. It is connected to the major inland river
ports and to the railhead at Khulna. Established in 1950 to relieve pressure on ...
Chan-chiang is an important port on Chan-chiang Bay on the eastern side of the
Luichow Peninsula and is protected by Nao-chou Island and Tung-hai Island.
Originally Chan-chiang was a minor fishing port in the area dominated by the city
At first the coal was shipped through T'ang-ku, the outport of Tientsin, an
inconvenient route, since ships had to be loaded by lighter and the port was
icebound in winter. By 1894 the rail link from Tientsin to Shan- hai-kuan had
been completed ...
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