1.3M ships passed through Suez Canal over 150 years: chairman


Sun, 17 Nov 2019 - 03:17 GMT

FILE - Cargo ship in the Suez Canal

FILE - Cargo ship in the Suez Canal

CAIRO - 17 November 2019: Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority Osama Rabie stated that 1.3 million ships carrying cargo weighing 28.6 billion tons and worth LE135.9 billion passed through the canal since its inauguration 150 years ago.

The Suez Canal Authority held on Sunday a ceremony to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the waterway’s inauguration. The ceremony was attended by the authority’s Chairman Rabie, French Ambassador to Egypt Stephane Romatet, senior officials, and diplomats.

The ships crossing the canal while the ceremony was taking place whistled blasts to show their celebration of the event.

In pics: historical facts on Suez Canal in its 150th anniversary

CAIRO - 17 November 2019: Egypt celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Suez Canal, which was inaugurated on November 17, 1869 after 10 years of work. The following are key facts on the canal: - The Suez Canal is an artificial double waterway extending over 193 kilometers and connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.



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