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Jamaica Transportation
Railways:
total: 272 km
standard gauge: 272 km 1.435-m gauge
note: 207 of these km belonging to the Jamaica Railway Corporation had been in common carrier service until 1992 but are no longer operational; 57 km of the remaining track is privately owned and used by ALCAN to transport bauxite (2003)
Highways:
total: 18,700 km
paved: 13,109 km
unpaved: 5,591 km (1999 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: 6 ships (1,000 GRT or over) 74,881 GRT/100,682 DWT
foreign-owned: Greece 2, Iceland 1, Latvia 1, United States 2 (2003 est.)
by type: bulk 2, petroleum tanker 1, refrigerated cargo 2, short-sea/passenger 1
Airports:
35 (2003 est.)
Airports - with paved runways:
total: 11
2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
914 to 1,523 m: 4
under 914 m: 5 (2003 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways:
total: 24
914 to 1,523 m: 2
under 914 m: 22 (2003 est.)
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