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    Netherlands Transportation 2000

      Railways:
      total: 2,739 km
      standard gauge: 2,739 km 1.435-m gauge; (1,991 km electrified) (1998)

      Highways:
      total: 125,575 km
      paved: 113,018 km (including 2,235 km of expressways)
      unpaved: 12,557 km (1998 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: 563 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 4,035,899 GRT/4,576,841 DWT
      ships by type: bulk 3, cargo 343, chemical tanker 41, combination bulk 2, container 56, liquified gas 20, livestock carrier 1, multi-functional large load carrier 8, passenger 8, petroleum tanker 25, refrigerated cargo 32, roll-on/roll-off 16, short-sea passenger 3, specialized tanker 5 (1999 est.)
      note: many Dutch-owned ships are also operating under the registry of Netherlands Antilles (1998 est.)

      Airports: 28 (1999 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 (1999 est.)

      Airports - with unpaved runways:
      total: 9
      914 to 1,523 m: 3
      under 914 m: 6 (1999 est.)

      Heliports: 1 (1999 est.)

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