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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

An Amendment to Circular No. 2/2016

Concerning container ships coming from ports of the East Coast of America heading to South and South East Asian ports .

The first and second paragraph of the first Article, circular 2/2016 shall be amended to read as follows :

  1. Container ships coming from port of Norfolk and its northern ports heading to the ports of ( Port Kelang and its eastern Ports) shall be granted a reduction of 45% .

  2. Container ships coming from ports south of port of Norfolk heading to :

    1. Ports of Port Kelang and its eastern ports shall be granted reduction of 65% .

    2. Ports of Colombo and its eastern ports located just up to port of "Port Kelang" shall be granted reduction of 55%

  3. Reduction rates mentioned above shall be calculated only from ( the applicable transit tolls as per the table of dues + additional dues of extra tiers of containers ) .

  4. The other three articles shall remain unchanged .

    To see Circular Press here

    Director of Transit Department 

    ( Eng . Mahmoud Beshary )

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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