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GERMAN EMPIRE

The total shipping at the seven principal ports of Germany was as follows in 1897 :—

With Cargoes

In Ballast

Total

Number

Net tonnage

Number

Net tonnage

Number

Net tonnage

Hamburg :^ —

Entered

9,779

6,498,402

1,142

444,504

10,921

6,942,906

Cleared

9,076

4,930,707

2,540

2,238,181

11,616

7,168,888

Stettin : —

Entered

4,384

1,416,258

83

43,622

4,467

1,459,880

Cleared

3,056

815,368

1,261

649,185

4,317

1,464,553

Bremen : '^ —

Entered

3,825

1,708,243

172

61,980

3,997

1,770,223

Cleared

2,588

1,276,174

1,629

481,138

4,217

1,757,312

Kiel :—

Entered

3,028

499,210

112

15,259

3,140

514,469

Cleared

2,270

395,084

790

117,182

3,060

512,266

Lubeck : ^ —

Entered

2,580

528,157

286

14,652

2,866

542,809

Cleared

2,068

354,845

794

191,483

2,862

546,328

Neufahrwasser (Dantzig) : — Entered

1 1,600

577,003

237

122,592

1,837

699,595

Cleared

1,534

509,661

330

194,169

1,864

703,830

Konigsberg : —

Entered

1,561

317,851

29

8,976

1,590

326.827

Cleared

1,532

332,088

166

37,526

1,698

369,614

1 Including Cuxhaven.

'■i Including Bremerhaven and Vegesack. 3 Including Travemlinde.

The vessels engaged in the coasting trade and inland navigation (not in- cluded in the above tables) on January 1, 1898, numbered 22,564, of which 21,945 had an aggregate burden of 3,371,247 tons.

Internal Communications.

I. Railways.

The great majority of the German railways are now owned by the Imperial or State Governments. Out of 29,461 miles of railway completed and open for traffic, only 2,502 miles belonged to private companies, and of these 172 were worked by Government. Narrow-gauge lines measured 819 miles (Government lines 390 miles) in 1896-97.

The mileage and financial condition of German railways (including narrow- gauge lines) are shown as follows, for five years ending 1896-97 : —