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Netherlands Transportation

    Railways:
    total: 2,813 km
    standard gauge: 2,813 km 1.435-m gauge; (1,991 km electrified) (1996)

    Highways:
    total: 127,000 km
    paved: 114,427 km (including 2,360 km of expressways)
    unpaved: 12,573 km (1996 est.)

    Waterways: 5,046 km, of which 47% is usable by craft of 1,000 metric ton capacity or larger

    Pipelines: crude oil 418 km; petroleum products 965 km; natural gas 10,230 km

    Ports and harbors: Amsterdam, Delfzijl, Dordrecht, Eemshaven, Groningen, Haarlem, Ijmuiden, Maastricht, Rotterdam, Terneuzen, Utrecht

    Merchant marine:
    total: 510 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 3,632,477 GRT/4,097,328 DWT
    ships by type: bulk 4, cargo 303, chemical tanker 42, combination bulk 1, container 52, liquefied gas tanker 17, livestock carrier 1, multifunction large-load carrier 9, oil tanker 24, passenger 8, refrigerated cargo 30, roll-on/roll-off cargo 12, short-sea passenger 3, specialized tanker 4
    note: many Dutch-owned ships are also operating under the registry of Netherlands Antilles (1998 est.)

    Airports: 28 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with paved runways:
    total: 19
    over 3,047 m: 2
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 7
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 6
    914 to 1,523 m: 3
    under 914 m: 1 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with unpaved runways:
    total: 9
    914 to 1,523 m: 3
    under 914 m: 6 (1998 est.)

    Heliports: 1 (1998 est.)

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