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Canal & The Society

The Suez Canal ’s role is not confined to servicing the world trade. It goes beyond that to serve the Canal Zone community ...

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News Details

Daily Report of Ships and Net Tonnage
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Source : Admeasurement/SCA






Number of vessels passing through the canal from 1-1-2015 to date is 2887

Number of Vessels and Net Tonnage by Direction

Direction No. Net Ton
From North 31 1,626,997
From South 22 1,160,182
Total 53 2,787,179


The Largest Vessel According to the Gross Tonnage
Details From North From South
Name MSC BETTINA XIN RUN YANG
Gross Ton 156,575 159,515
Type CONTAINER SHIP OIL TANKER
Flag PANAMA HONG KONG
Origins MALTA SAUDI ARABIA
Destinations OMAN ITALY


Canal History
13th century BCE

13th century BCE, A canal is constructed between the Nile Delta and the Red Sea. For the following centuries, the canal was only partially maintained...

1854

1854, By a French initiative, the viceroy of Egypt, Said Pasha, decides for a project to build a canal from the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea...

1858

1858, La Compagnie Universelle du Canal Maritime de Suez is formed to construct the canal.

17 Nov 1869

17 Nov 1869, With great splendour, the canal is opened for navigation. Dimensions were 22 metre in bottom width, 58 metre in surface width, and a depth of 8 metres...

2 Mar 1888

2 Mar 1888, The Convention of Constantinople guaranteed right of passage of all ships through the Suez Canal during war and peace...

13 Jun 1956

13 Jun 1956, Suez Canal Zone restored to Egypt.
26 Jul 1956, Egypt nationalized the Suez Canal.

5 Jun 1975

5 Jun 1975, Suez Canal reopened...

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Egyptian Official Sites

Tourism Information

Places, directions, travel co. and more.

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