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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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Marketing Policies

Philosophy of SC Tolls:

The philosophy of SC tolls is based on:

  1. Considering the earning capacity of the transiting vessel.
  2. Comparing the ship cost through the SC route with other alternative routes.
  3. Enlarging the number of potential canal transit beneficiaries as a step to increase the canal revenues.
  4. Sharing part of the saving achieved by transiting vessel.
  5. Giving due consideration to market condition and economic variants.
  6. Considering the vessel type and size, loading condition and cargo type.
  7. Maintaining the application of non-discriminatory measures.

Flexible Pricing Policies:

SCA adopted a flexible marketing policies so as to encourage vessels to use the SC and to attract new customers, such as:

  1. Long Haul Rebate System.
  2. Tolls Permanent Reductions.
  3. Cargo Incentive Rebate Policy.
  4. Co-operation with SUMED pipeline.
  5. Time Saving Service.

  ( See: " Toll Rebates " )



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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