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NETHERLANDS

The following table gives the number and tonnage (in English measurement) of vessels which entered and cleared the ports of the Netherlands : —

Entered.

With Cargoes

]

[a Ballast

Total

Year

1893

No.

Tonnage

No.

Tonnage

No.

9,178

Tonnage

8,519

6,014,460

659

252,756

6 267,216

1894

9,048

6,688,830

705

237,180

9,753

6,925,656

1895

8,915

6,541,566

685

243,906

9,600

6,785,472

1896

10,222

7,610,292

831

294,882

11,053

7,905,174

1897

10,599

8,278,998

636

250,278

11,235

8.529,276

Cleared.

1893

6,392

3,676,290

2,678

2,478,354

9,070

6,154,644

1894

6,663

3,795,588

3,078

3,0 ;'k066

9,741

6,850,254

1895

6,569

3,777,180

2,973

2,993.424

9,542

6,770,604

1896

7,174

4,195,254

3,592

3,540.000

10,766

7,735,254

1897

7,084

4,220,034

4,014

4,179,324

11,098

8,399,358

Of the total number in 1897, 2,995 Dutch vessels entered with a tonnage of 2,108,070, and 8,240 foreign vessels with a tonnage of 6,421,206; 3,106 Dutch vessels cleared, with a tonnage of 2,114,088, and 7,992 foreign vessels with a tonnage of 6,285,624.

The vessels with cargoes which entered at the chief ports were as follows : —

Entered

1S96

1S97

1

Port

Number

Tons.

4,522,604

1,209,972

675,432

per cent.

Ninnher

5,604

1,794

792

Tons.

pr.cnt

61-2

161

8-1

Rotterdam Amsterdam Flushing

5,111

1,682

799

59-4 15-9

8-9

5,071,050

1,335,996

668,706

Cle

ared

Rotterdam Amsterdam Flushing .

3,836

1,279

760

2,096,388 849,246 658,440

50 '0 20-2 15-7

3,065

1,300

771

1,826,114 877,920 662,334

45-6 20-0 15-7 i

The number of Dutch vessels engaged in the carrying trade between foreign ports was, in 1896, 2,696, with a tonnage of 1,782,390. The coasting trade is of no importance.

Internal Communications.

I. Canals and Kail ways. The length of navigable water (canals excluded) is about 3,000 miles. The total extent of the canals was in 1879, 1,907 miles ;of roads, 2, 943 miles. In 1896 the total length of the principal tramway lines was 749 miles ;