Transport in Liberia
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|Republic of Liberia|
Transport in Liberia consist of railways, highways, seaports and airports.
Historically, three railways were built in Liberia to export ore from mines; they were damaged during civil war, and as of August 2010 only one had been brought back into service.
There are no rail connections with other countries, although there has been a proposal to extend the Bong mine railway to serve a mine across the border in Guinea.
Total: 10,600 km (6,586 mi) (there is major deterioration on all highways due to heavy rains and lack of maintenance)
Paved: 657 km (408 mi)
Unpaved: 9,943 km (6,178 mi) (1996 est.)
When construction and reconstruction of roads in Liberia is complete, the Trans–West African Coastal Highway will cross the country, connecting it to Freetown (Sierra Leone), Abidjan (Ivory Coast), and eventually to 11 other nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Ports and harbors
- Buchanan - railhead of 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge for civil war affected iron mine at Nimba
Liberia is an international flag of convenience for freight shipping.
Total: 1,513 ships (1,000 GT or over) totaling 51,912,244 GT/79,297,046 tonnes deadweight (DWT)
Ships by type: barge carrier 3, bulk 313, cargo 89, chemical tanker 167, combination bulk 16, combination ore/oil 32, container 318, liquefied gas 99, multi-functional large-load carrier 4, passenger 23, petroleum tanker 302, refrigerated cargo 69, roll on/roll off 20, short-sea passenger 3, specialized tanker 13, vehicle carrier 42.
70 (1999 est.) The main international airport in the country is Roberts International Airport.
Airports - with paved runways
Total: 2 Over 3,047 m (10,000 ft): 1 1,524 to 2,437 m (5,000 to 8,000 ft): 1 (2002)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Total: 45 1,524 to 2,437 m (5,000 to 8,000 ft): 4 914 to 1,523 m (3,000 to 4,999 ft): 7 Under 914 m (3,000 ft): 34 (2002)
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