Alternative to the Suez Canal: cargo will go through Russia

The launch of a project alternative to the Suez Canal has gained real prospects. In November 2018, Russia, India and Iran will discuss the possibility of creating a new North-South international transport corridor.



Unlike the Suez Canal, the new project can combine two types of transport - water and rail. Cargo from India will proceed to the port of Bender Abbas in Iran, then by rail to Bender Anzeli on the Caspian Sea. Further, goods will be delivered across the Caspian Sea to Astrakhan, and from Astrakhan by rail to Russia and European countries.

Trial deliveries were carried out along this path back in 2014 and he established himself well. Now the whole thing is the transition to regular transit of goods. The Indian authorities are particularly interested in it, striving to increase their presence in the world market.

Thus, Indian products can be delivered to European countries much faster and cheaper than now. Economists have already calculated the benefits of the new corridor - it will be 30-40% cheaper than Suez. As for speed, Indian goods will arrive in Moscow 20 days faster than they would if they were delivered via the Suez Canal.

If the project is launched, then very soon it will be able to deliver up to 20-30 million tons of cargo per year. This will be a real breakthrough in trade between India, Russia and European countries.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 1 November 2018 16: 19
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    -Looks all very cool ... -But is it real ..?
    -If everything will be mounted according to the scheme that is outlined ... -that Russia will be in chocolate .. and China will remain with a nose ...
    - But Azerbaijan can also join this scheme (after all, Russia ... - "generous soul") ... - and then everything may not go very well ...
    -Yes, and then ...- in many ways, China will directly begin to harm ... -bribe our high-ranking officials .., start reaching the high ruling circles of Russia with new "counter offers" ..; speculate that Russia is a member of the SCO and that Russia and China are strategic partners, and so on ... -And ours can "float" as always, "meet" China ..., postpone the entire project for a while, and so on .. ...
    -Sorry ... -This idea is very good and timely ...
  2. senima56 Offline senima56
    senima56 (Nikolai) 1 November 2018 17: 02
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    30-40% cheaper than Suez? Have you calculated the cost of several transshipments: from the ships to the railway, and then from the railway again to the ships and again?
    1. gorbunov.vladisl (Vlad Dudnik) 1 November 2018 18: 20
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      And you calculated the cost of several overloads ...

      There is an option without overloads. Even under the kings, they worked on this. The brilliant project of a 700-kilometer canal from the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf was developed by Russian engineers at the end of the 19th century.
      news-russia.ru-an.info / news / channel-Caspian-Persian Gulf-natural-exit-for-Russia-and-Iran /
      With the current level of technology, it’s quite feasible. fellow
  3. PAVEL MEDVEDEV Offline PAVEL MEDVEDEV
    PAVEL MEDVEDEV (Medvedev Pavel) 3 November 2018 01: 02
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    This is just great !!! The southern trade route from India, the silk road from China, the Northern Sea Route and Russia are simply becoming the leading transit operator !!!
    1. Nick Offline Nick
      Nick (Nikolai) 5 November 2018 00: 44
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      Quote: PAVEL MEDVEDEV
      This is just great !!! The southern trade route from India, the silk road from China, the Northern Sea Route and Russia are simply becoming the leading transit operator !!!

      Geographically, it is. Russia is the huge heart of Eurasia and only the underdeveloped infrastructure holds back the growth of transit. And it can be huge. Our SMP is just what it costs. If we manage to organize year-round pilotage of vessels via the NSR, this will increase transit through Russia at times! This is billions in the treasury! The main thing is that these incomes benefit the whole society, and not just those who are close to those in power.
  4. kig Offline kig
    kig 3 November 2018 02: 25
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    maybe ...
    if ...
    will discuss ...
    Indian goods will travel to Europe. Is it profitable for us?
    1. Nick Offline Nick
      Nick (Nikolai) 5 November 2018 00: 50
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      Quote: kig
      Indian goods will travel to Europe. Is it profitable for us?

      And you load the transport infrastructure tightly, people work on the processing and transportation of goods, and each kilometer of cargo transit is paid to the treasury. Along transport channels, its own economy / industry will begin to develop. Archives are beneficial.