TRANSPORT. SAFETY AND ECOLOGY. LOGISTICS AND MANAGEMENT
Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University, Yerevan, Armenia.This research work is devoted to the trends for further development of the New Silk Road. In the framework of the study, the authors have analyzed the export and import of all potential participant countries of the New Silk Road, examined the Northern, Central and Southern corridors. They have also identified alternative directions for transportation of goods from China through the countries of Central Asia to Russia and Europe. At the same time, according to the calculations carried out to assess the volumes of transit cargo flows on the alternative routes offered by the central and southern international transport corridors, the authors have highlighted the strategic role of Iran in the distribution of cargo flows.