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Southern Ocean

Southern Ocean Transport Stats

Definitions

  • Ports and harbors: The major ports and harbors selected on the basis of overall importance to each country. This is determined by evaluating a number of factors (e.g., dollar value of goods handled, gross tonnage, facilities, and military significance).
  • Transportation > Note: This entry includes miscellaneous transportation information of significance not included elsewhere.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Ports and harbors McMurdo, Palmer, and offshore anchorages in Antarctica; note: few ports or harbors exist on the southern side of the Southern Ocean; ice conditions limit use of most of them to short periods in midsummer; even then some cannot be entered without icebreaker escort; most antarctic ports are operated by government research stations and, except in an emergency, are not open to commercial or private vessels; vessels in any port south of 60 degrees south are subject to inspection by Antarctic Treaty observers (see Article 7) 2005
Transportation > Note Drake Passage offers alternative to transit through the Panama Canal 2011

SOURCES: All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011

Citation

"Southern Ocean Transport Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Southern-Ocean/Transport

Southern Ocean categories

Economy Geography Transport
Environment Government