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Maritime Monday for September 26th, 2016: Encore Performance

Vehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

The World’s Largest Elevator Can Lift 6.7 Million Pounds of Ship – There are a lot of logistical problems that pop up when you build a 600-foot structure like the Three Gorges Dam in China’s Hubei province. For ex...

World’s Biggest Ship Lift Opens in China

Vehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

Officials in China have began testing the world’s largest ship lift at the massive Three Gorges Dam in Central China. The shiplift can lift vessels up to 3,000 tons across a vertical distance of 113 meters from the reservoir to the ...

The World's Largest Elevator

Humor / odd : Neatorama

The world’s largest elevator opened just last weekend to carry ships up and down the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in central China. Previously, ships could only surmount the dam by using a system of five locks, which took h...

World's Largest Ship Elevator Opens In China

Humor / odd : The Presurfer

The world's largest ship elevator at the Three Gorges Dam opened in Yichang City, central China's Hubei Province, with a prospect to increase the shipping capacity past the dam by six million tons a year. YouTube link (thanks Cora) ...

China Opens the World’s Largest Ship Elevator at Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River

Humor / odd : Laughing Squid

China has opened the world’s largest ship elevator at the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River. The elevator can carry large ships up to 3,000 deadweight tons 113 meters straight up, and itself weighs approximately 15,500 tons. Shi...


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