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Jamaica Transportation

    Railways:
    total: 370 km
    standard gauge: 370 km 1.435-m gauge; note—207 km belong to the Jamaica Railway Corporation in common carrier service, but are no longer operational; the remaining track is privately owned and used to transport bauxite

    Highways:
    total: 18,700 km
    paved: 13,100 km
    unpaved: 5,600 km (1997 est.)

    Pipelines: petroleum products 10 km

    Ports and harbors: Alligator Pond, Discovery Bay, Kingston, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Port Antonio, Rocky Point, Port Esquivel (Longswharf)

    Merchant marine:
    total: 2 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 3,478 GRT/5,878 DWT
    ships by type: oil tanker 1, roll-on/roll-off cargo 1 (1998 est.)

    Airports: 36 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with paved runways:
    total: 11
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
    914 to 1,523 m: 3
    under 914 m: 5 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with unpaved runways:
    total: 25
    914 to 1,523 m: 2
    under 914 m: 23 (1998 est.)

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