World Sea Route Map

List of Waterways

List of Interoceanic Canals

CanalPlaceStatusOceans
Canal of the PharaohsEgyptUsed during late period to early Islamic period (In ruins)Atlantic Ocean (Mediterranean Sea), Indian Ocean (Red Sea)
Suez CanalIsthmus of SuezCompleted 1869 (In-operation)Atlantic Ocean (Mediterranean Sea), Indian Ocean (Red Sea)
Palestine CanalIsrael and PalestineProposedAtlantic Ocean (Mediterranean Sea), Indian Ocean (Red Sea)
Panama CanalIsthmus of PanamaCompleted 1914 (In-operation)Atlantic Ocean (Caribbean Sea), Pacific Ocean
Nicaragua CanalCentral AmericaProposedAtlantic Ocean (Caribbean Sea), Pacific Ocean
Honduras CanalCentral AmericaProposedAtlantic Ocean (Caribbean Sea), Pacific Ocean
Guatemala CanalCentral AmericaProposedAtlantic Ocean (Caribbean Sea), Pacific Ocean
Mexico CanalIsthmus of TehuantepecProposedAtlantic Ocean (Gulf of Mexico), Pacific Ocean
Thai Canal (Kra Canal)Malay PeninsulaProposedIndian Ocean (Andaman Sea), Pacific Ocean (Gulf of Thailand)
White Sea-Baltic CanalRussiaCompleted 1933 (In-operation)Atlantic Ocean (Baltic Sea), Arctic Ocean (White Sea)

List of Transcontinental Canals

CanalPlaceStatusEndpoints
Grand CanalChinese subcontinentConstruction began 15th c. BC, 1st major section completed in 6th c. BC, 1st Grand Canal completed 6th c. CE (In-operation)South China, North China Plain
Rhine-Main-Danube CanalEuropeproposed by Charlemagne, After War WWII re-construction completed 1992 (In-operation)North Sea, Black Sea
Saint Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes WaterwayEastern North AmericaCompleted 1959 (In-operation)Great Lakes, Atlantic Ocean (Gulf of Saint Lawrence)
Mississippi River SystemCentral United StatesIn-operationGulf of Mexico, Great Lakes
Intracoastal WaterwayEast Coast and South Coast of North AmericaIn-operationBoston, Chesapeake, Florida, Brownsville
Unified Deep Water System of European RussiaRussiaIn-operationBaltic Sea, Black Sea, Caspian Sea, White Sea
Eurasia Canal (Caspian Canal)CaucasusProposedCaspian Sea, Black Sea
Iranrud (Caspian Canal)IranProposedCaspian Sea, Indian Ocean (Persian Gulf or Gulf of Oman)
Canal des Deux MersFranceIn-operationMediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean

International Maritime Waterways

Maritime WaterwaysNote
Danish straitsGreat Belt, Øresund
Turkish StraitsBosphorus, Sea of Marmara, Dardanelles
Strait of Malacca

International Inland Waterways

Inland WaterwaysThrough
St. Croix River Canada, United States
Danube Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Moldova, Ukraine, Romania
Rhine Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, France, Netherlands
Mekong China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
Nile River Egypt, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda
Lake Victoria Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya
Congo River and its tributaries Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic
Colorado River US, Mexico
Great Lakes Waterway US, Canada

Waterways by Country

CountryWaterways
ArgentinaRio de La Plata, Parana River
AustraliaMurray River
AustriaDanube River
AzerbaijanCaspian Sea
BelgiumMeuse River, Scheldt River
BoliviaLake Titicaca
BrazilAmazon River, Parana River
CanadaSaint John (Woolastook) River, Northwest Passage, Saint Lawrence Seaway, Mackenzie River, St. Marys River and canal of Ontario, Detroit River, St. Clair River, Welland Canal, Lake St. Clair, Lake Superior, Saskatchewan River, Hudson Strait and Hudson Bay, Great Bear Lake, including Port Radium
ChileValdivia River, Bueno River (before 1960 Valdivia earthquake)
ChinaAmur River, Yalu River, Yangtze River, Yellow River
EgyptNile River, Lake Nasser, Suez Canal, Gulf of Suez, Gulf of Aqaba
FranceRhine River, Rhone River, Seine River, Meuse River
GermanyRhine River, Main River, , Rhine-Main-Danube Canal, Danube River, Elbe River, Kiel Canal
India-BangladeshBrahmaputra river - Sadiya to Dhubri stretch (891 km), Ganges river - Prayagraj to Haldia stretch (1,620 km)
IranCaspian Sea, Persian Gulf
NetherlandsIJsselmeer, Meuse (Maas), Rhine River, Scheldt River, Waal River
PakistanChenab River, Indus River
ParaguayParaná River, Paraguay River
PeruAmazon River, Lake Titicaca
PhilippinesSan Bernardino Strait, Surigao Strait, Manila Bay
RomaniaDanube River, Danube-Black Sea Canal
RussiaVolga-Baltic Waterway, White Sea - Baltic Canal, Amur River, Caspian Sea, Lake Baikal, Dnieper River, Don River, Lena River, Neva River, Ob River
SerbiaDanube River, Sava River
SlovakiaDanube River
SwitzerlandLake Constance, Lake Geneva, Rhine River
TurkeyBosporus, Dardanelles, Sea of Marmara, Black Sea
UkraineDnieper River
United KingdomRiver Severn, Thames River, Humber River
United StatesMississippi River System, Missouri River, Ohio River, St. Lawrence Seaway, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Chesapeake Bay, Columbia River, Delaware River, Detroit River, Erie Canal, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Hudson River, Lake Champlain, Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Sacramento River, Savannah River, St. Clair River, St. Marys River and canal of Michigan, Tennessee River, Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway
UruguayRio de la Plata, Uruguay River
VietnamMekong River