1,201,337 km includes about 190,000 to 195,000 km of electrified routesof which 147,760 km are in Europe, 24,509 km in the Far East, 11,050 km inAfrica, 4,223 km in South America, and 4,160 km in North America; note - fastestspeed in daily service is 300 km/hr attained by France's Societe Nationaledes Chemins-de-Fer Francais (SNCF) Le Train a Grande Vitesse (TGV) - Atlantiqueline
Ports and harbors
Chiba, Houston, Kawasaki, Kobe, Marseille, Mina' al Ahmadi (Kuwait),New Orleans, New York, Rotterdam, Yokohama
25,521 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 442,276,527 GRT/701,647,274DWT
ships by type:
barge carrier 22, bulk 5,308, cargo 8,089, chemical tanker 920, combinationbulk 307, combination ore/oil 279, container 1,938, liquefied gas tanker 709, livestock carrier 52, multifunction large-load carrier 62, oil tanker4,320, passenger 298, passenger-cargo 117, railcar carrier 21, refrigeratedcargo 1,022, roll-on/roll-off cargo 1,034, short-sea passenger 484, specializedtanker 81, vehicle carrier 458 (1995 est.)
NOTE: The information regarding World on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of World Transportation 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about World Transportation 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.