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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 31-12-2015

Periodical on Vessels Carrying Radioactive Substances

- The Suez Canal Authority has decided to cancel the periodical issued on 21/9/2015 concerning vessels carrying radioactive substances and have to get a transit permit from the Secretariat General of the Egyptian Ministry of Defense.

- All shipping agencies have to comply with all the requirements stipulated in the Rules of Navigation issued on August of 2015 ,ART.127 and the next articles as far as vessels carrying radioactive substances or special cargos are concerned.

- Only one nuclear powered vessel is allowed to transit the canal on the same day

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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

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

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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