The number of ships transiting the Suez Canal has increased by 10 percent until May this year compared to the same period last year, Suez Canal Authority Chairman Osama Rabie said.
The development project has great importance as it aims at increasing the navigational safety at the southern entrance by 28% and increasing the capacity of the canal to receive more ships with an average of 6 additional ships, Rabie added.
The terror attack was launched Saturday against a water lifting plant on the eastern bank of the Suez Canal in Sinai, killing 11 military men and injuring five.
The European Union Delegation to Egypt, and the United States State Department condemned Sunday the foiled terror attack.
This comes with the aim of facilitating customers, saving time and allowing the possibility of determining the economics of the trip for yacht owners in advance according to the destination and the tourist program designated for the trip.
The meeting comes upon the directives of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to create an Egyptian fleet for transporting imports and exports.
Two memoranda of understanding were signed by Egypt and UAE on Sunday to develop green hydrogen plants in the economic zone of Suez Canal.
Excavation began in the Suez Canal, despite the objections of England and the Sublime Porte, on April 25, 1859.
The Suez Canal international route witnessed on Thursday the crossing of the mammoth Ever Arm vessel on its maiden voyage heading to the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands from Malaysia.
Sisi’s instructions came during his meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli and Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority Osama Rabei.
Rabie, said Saturday, that the navigation statistics in the canal during the first quarter of 2022 recorded a remarkable increase in the number and tonnage of ships transiting the canal, and it has not been affected so far by the repercussions of the Ukrainian-Russian crisis.
Rabie’s speech was given during a celebration held by the SCA to mark the first anniversary of refloating the Panama-flagged ship Ever Given, which had run aground in March 2021 at the southern entrance of the shipping channel.
The plant's output will be used to fuel ships.
The Suez Canal Authority announced that it will celebrate, Tuesday, the anniversary of the flotation of the Panamanian container ship "Ever Given", in the new Marina building, east of the Suez Canal.
The Cabinet's Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) published Monday an infograph on the Suez Canal's naval fleet, showing that it includes two dredgers that are considered the biggest in the Middle East region.
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Rabie also clarified the reasons behind the cancellation of the 15-percent discount offered to liquefied gas tankers.
The ministry said vessels and container ships are crossing the Suez Canal regularly with normal rate.
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SCZONE elaborated that this phase is based on the establishment of an integrated digital and interactive service, enabling it to fully manage the services provided, and integrate new services into a digital platform in accordance with the framework organizational body.