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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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Navigation Circulars

Periodical 9-3-2015

Periodical on Circular No.1/ 2002

Further tocircular No. 1/2002 regarding rebates given to passenger ships, cruise shipsand  yachts of not less than 300 SCGTcalling on the Egyptian ports at the Mediterranean and Red Sea, it has beendecided that the period of frequent calling the Egyptian and foreign ports forwhich rebate is calculated shall be defined as follows :-

First :
* In case of granting a rebate for one trip :
Period of frequent calling is defined by one month before transit
and same period after transit .
Second :
* In case of granting a rebate for a round trip :
Period of frequent calling is defined by one month before transit,
one month between two trips and another after return trip.

Director of Transit Department
Eng./ Mohamed Sakr El-Arabi

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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