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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 28-12-2015

Periodical for circular No 5/2015

SCA has decided to amend items5, 6&7 of Article One, Circular No 5/2015 to be as follows : 

(5) A new edition of Suez Canal Rules of Navigation, December 2015 has been issued.
(6) Paper Charts have been issued for the new Suez Canal as follows :
- SC01,from Port Said to Great Bitter Lakes( Edition 1, dated 15th of July 2015 )
- SC02, from Great Bitter Lakes to Port of Suez ( Edition 1, dated 15th of July 2015 )
(7) The Charts, Rules of Navigation and publications are exclusively available at :
Edwardo Marine Services Co.
info@edwardomarine.com E-mail :
www.edwardomarine.com Website :

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Director of Transit Dept
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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