There was once a time when Romania's president Traian Basescu made a living steering huge oil tankers through the bustling waters of Constanta harbor on the country's eastern coast.
Now he aims to navigate the Black Sea port towards a new age of prosperity.
The Gateway goes behind the scenes of the world's major transport hubs, revealing the logistics that keep goods and people moving.
This month we visit Romania. Strategically situated between Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet-Bloc nation is investing in its aging port and canal infrastructure to facilitate the smooth passage of trade across Europe's frontiers and beyond.
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