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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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1. Port Said Shipyard Cranes:

Main specifications Enkaz II Emlak Bahgat Badawi Khalifa
Max. Lifting Capacity (Ton) 500 200 100 40
Max. Lifting Height (m) 60 33 40 18
Outreach :
Main Hook (m) 15 8.8 10 15.5
Aux. Hook (m) 40 28.8 30 32

2. Port Tawfik Shipyard Cranes:

            Zaki Younis

 Main specifications   Enkaz I Zaki Younis
Max. Lifting Capacity (Ton) 500 100
Max. Lifting Height (m) 60 40
Outreach :
Main Hook (m) 15 10
Aux. Hook (m) 40 30

3. Dredging Department Cranes:

Main specifications Shamekh
Load capacity(Ton) 80
Main engine (HP) 2 x 635
1 x 122

4. Transit Department Cranes:


Main specifications Arafat Naieam-Bakr-Aulwy
Max. Lifting Capacity 40/16(Ton/m) 25 (Ton)
Max. Lifting Height 32(m)
Aux. Hook 10/24 (Ton/m)

  Naieam - Bakr - Aulwy

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, 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, 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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Egypt Gate

Egyptian Official Sites

Tourism Information

Places, directions, travel co. and more.

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