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proportional loss. As a matter of fact the increase of tonnage handled
by the internal waterways represents to a large degree new business,
much of it business that would never have existed but for the reduc-
tion of rates wliich the development of waterways secured. While
the percentage of Belgian commerce handled by sea, both import and
export, is now considerably smaller than it was fifteen years ago, the
actual tonnage handled by sea is larger than formerly. Similarily,
while the rail routes are now credited with a less total percentage of
the total traffic than fifteen years ago, their actual tonnage is much
larger.

In addition to the tabulation already given showing comparative
rates by rail and waterways on coal over various routes, there is here
included a statement comparing charges on other freight by rail and
waterways, between Antwerp and the various places named.



WATERWAYS AND RAILWAY TRAFFIC IN EUROPE



399



Comparison of rates affreight per ton by railway and canal between the undermentioned

places and Antwerp





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Flour.


Grain.


Iron
rails, etc.


Plate
glass.


Cotton.


Flax.


Minerals.


Cement.


Station.


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