The corridor bypassing the Russian Federation has prospects, but they will be expensive

The British portal Emerging Europe discusses the prospects for the Middle Corridor, which goes through the Transcaucasus and Central Asia, bypassing the Russian Federation.

The European Union is interested in the functioning of this transport corridor, because it allows direct trade with Central Asia. They are waiting for the launch of this transit route in the Transcaucasus, as well as in Central Asia itself. However, there are a number of difficulties with implementation.

Despite all the hype, trade routes or energy supply chains cannot change overnight. There is no customs union, tariff or transnational digital integration in the Middle Corridor countries. Existing infrastructure can handle only five percent of the volume of trade currently carried by rail across Russia, and a surge in volumes last year exposed bottlenecks and lack of capacity along the route, adding to costs and hampering the expected surge in container traffic

says Emerging Europe.

However, the European Union is reportedly ready to invest its own funds in expanding the capacity of the transport corridor that bypasses Russia. Europeans see a "sustainable route" here in the future. It is predicted that even under the inertial scenario, the volume of transit flows may increase from 18 TEU in 000 to 2022 TEU in 130, and with the implementation of all investments, up to 000 TEU.
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  1. Fizik13 Offline Fizik13
    Fizik13 (Alexey) 11 August 2023 22: 09
    The corridor bypassing the Russian Federation has prospects, but they will be expensive

    Even Zelensky has prospects for leaving the world ahead of time, despite his "modestly earned capital."
  2. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 11 August 2023 22: 21
    In this "Middle Corridor" find a weak spot and create a traffic jam. This is how the Anglo-Saxons act, so learn from such experience.
    1. lance is gone Offline lance is gone
      lance is gone (lance) 12 August 2023 08: 06
      this is not our method. First, let's wait for the corridor, evaluate the cost and throughput, and understand that nothing threatens us. you need to develop your own, and do not rely on handouts
      1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 13 August 2023 11: 36
        Have you heard anything about the existing uncompromising economic competition between states, even between NATO allies. Your statement is just a stream of water "to the mill of enemies", for what reasons such a statement is a very unpleasant assumption for you.
  3. ncher Offline ncher
    ncher (ncher) 12 August 2023 12: 11
    because it allows you to directly trade with Central Asia

    i.e. with China? or who else? who is waiting for them in Central Asia?
  4. Sergey G Offline Sergey G
    Sergey G (Sergey G) 13 August 2023 08: 34
    Gay Europeans can only be reminded that it is not harmful to dream.