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Georgia Transportations
 
 
 

General

Railroads in Georgia consist of 1,583 km of track (not including industrial lines). Railways serve primarily as connections to the Black Sea for inland cities like T'bilisi, Chiat'ura, Jvari and Tkvarcheli. In April 2005, an agreement was signed to build a railway from Turkey through Georgia to Azerbaijan, probably using standard gauge, supposedly so that it can eventually link with China. One Georgian border station is Akhalkalaki. In August 2007, Georgia handed over the management rights of the state-owned Georgian Railway company to the UK-based company Parkfield Investment for 89 years.

Roadways in 2006 totalled an estimated 20,329 km, of which 7,854 km were paved. The maritime fleet consisted of 191 ships (of 1,000 GRT or over) in 2008. Batumi and Poti are the principal Black Sea ports.

In 2008, Georgia has 23 airports, 19 of which have paved runways. Its only international airport is Tbilisi which is capable of handling 1,000-1,200 passengers per hour. In 2001 there were 782,000 aircraft departures, and 110,800 passengers were carried on scheduled domestic and international airline flights.

Overview

Airports :
23 (2008)

Airports - with paved runways :
total: 19
over 3,047 m: 1
2,438 to 3,047 m: 7
1,524 to 2,437 m: 5
914 to 1,523 m: 4
under 914 m: 2 (2008)

Airports - with unpaved runways :
total: 4
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
914 to 1,523 m: 2
under 914 m: 1 (2008)

Heliports :
3 (2007)

Pipelines :
gas 1,591 km; oil 1,253 km (2008)

Railways :
total: 1,612 km
broad gauge: 1,575 km 1.520-m gauge (1,575 electrified)
narrow gauge: 37 km 0.912-m gauge (37 electrified) (2006)

Roadways :
total: 20,329 km
paved: 7,854 km (includes 13 km of expressways)
unpaved: 12,475 km (2006)

Merchant marine :
total: 191
by type: bulk carrier 18, cargo 148, carrier 2, chemical tanker 1, container 4, liquefied gas 1, passenger/cargo 2, petroleum tanker 4, refrigerated cargo 5, roll on/roll off 4, vehicle carrier 2
foreign-owned: 153 (China 10, Cyprus 1, Egypt 12, Germany 2, Greece 5, Hong Kong 2, Israel 2, Lebanon 4, Monaco 4, Nigeria 1, Romania 16, Russia 12, Syria 49, Turkey 14, Ukraine 18, UAE 1) (2008)

Ports and terminals :
Batumi, Poti

Transportation - note :
large parts of transportation network are in poor condition because of lack of maintenance and repair

 

 
 


 



 


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