INLAND WATERWAYS IN THE SOVIET UNION AND SOME COMPARISONS WITH U.S. WATERWAYS

An overview of the existing inland waterway system in the Soviet Union and its features and trends of development is presented. The major characteristics of commodity flows, channels, fleets, and ports in the United States and the Soviet Union are analyzed and compared. An economic estimate considers such specifics of U.S.S.R. waterways as the time lag between expenditures and utilization of capacity; the value of waterways in pioneering and developing Siberia and the Arctic area; distribution of costs and benefits in multipurpose projects; and other aspects. The main differnces between the U.S.S.R. and U.S. inland fleets are evaluated, and major existing waterways and future projects under consideration in the Soviet Union are described. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 13-18
  • Monograph Title: Waterborne commerce and inland port development
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193351
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM