French Southern and Antarctic Lands

French Southern and Antarctic Lands Transport Stats


  • Airports: Total number of airports. Runways must be useable, but may be unpaved. May not have facilities for refuelling, maintenance, or air traffic control.
  • Merchant marine > Ships by type: Merchant marine may be defined as all ships engaged in the carriage of goods; or all commercial vessels (as opposed to all non-military ships), which excludes tugs, fishing vessels, offshore oil rigs, etc.; or a grouping of merchant ships by nationality o
  • Merchant marine > Total: 1000 GRT or over
  • Merchant marine > Total > Dwt: Dwt=Deadweight tonnage, a measure of the capacity of a cargo ship
  • 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).
  • Ports and terminals: This entry lists major ports and terminals primarily on the basis of the amount of cargo tonnage shipped through the facilities on an annual basis. In some instances, the number of containers handled or ship visits were also considered.
  • Transportation > Note: This entry includes miscellaneous transportation information of significance not included elsewhere.
Airports 4 2013 184th out of 235
Merchant marine > Ships by type bulk 4, cargo 4, chemical tanker 14, container 15, liquefied gas 5, passenger 1, petroleum tanker 17, roll on/roll off 11, vehicle carrier 2 2002
Merchant marine > Total 77 2006 51st out of 155
Merchant marine > Total > Dwt 5.35 million Dwt 2006 29th out of 156
Ports and harbors none; offshore anchorage only 2005
Ports and terminals none; offshore anchorage only 2013
Transportation > Note aids to navigation - lighthouses: Europa Island 18 m; Juan de Nova Island (W side) 37 m; Tromelin Island (NW point) 11 m (all in the Iles Eparses district) 2012

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


French Southern and Antarctic Lands Transport Profiles (Subcategories)

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