The Manych Ship Canal is an existing canal system between the basins of the Sea of Azov, Black Sea, and Caspian Sea. There are proposals to expand the system into a larger Eurasia Canal system. The canal would be a multipurpose water-resources scheme with huge economic potential for the region and an important part of the national transport system serving internal and international Caspian oil traffic. A proposed design would enlarge the Manych Ship Canal to a depth of 6.5 m and width of 80 m with traffic capacity for more than 75 million tons per year. This proposed Eurasia Canal would allow passage of vessels with a freight-carrying capacity of up to 10000 tons. Russia's unique geographic location and transportation infrastructure does not correspond economically to the current logistics of Russian and foreign trade.
... Bolaev "Preliminary estimation of influence of completion of construction of the Manych Ship Canal (the Eurasia Canal) on the socio-economic development of the ...
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