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Eastern Maritime Corridor

Eastern Maritime Corridor:

The Red Sea crisis has shifted attention to the Eastern Maritime Corridor (EMC) – the proposed trade route for coking coal, crude oil, LNG, fertilizers and containers.

  • Eastern Maritime Corridor (EMC) is a proposed sea route between the Indian port of Chennai and the Russian port of Vladivostok.
  • Once complete, it will take 24 days, down from presently over 40 days, to transport goods from India to Far East Russia.
  • The EMC will cover a distance of about 5,600 nautical miles, which is significantly shorter than the current route via the Suez Canal.
  • For India, it will provide a shorter and more efficient route to access the markets of the Far East, such as China and Japan.