The canal has been opened for navigation for the first time in Nov. 1869.
Maximum water depth is 24 m.
The length of the canal is 193.30 Km.
The width of the water surface is 313 m. The width of the navigational channel is between 200m and 210 m.
The canal is owned completely by the Egyptian government. No shares are available in the stock market.
It takes 12 to 16 hours.
The canal is available for navigation all over the year.
It was closed for 6 times. The shortest period was 3 days.The longest period was 8 years (following the 1967 war).
Yes, the pilot on board of each vessel is compulsory (except for small fleets).
No, all employees are Egyptians.
There are about 14000 employees.