(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Egypt's Suez Canal revenue hit a record high of $7 billion in
the financial year to June 30, up 20.7% from the previous year,
Canal Authority Chairman Osama Rabea said, Trend reports citing
A statement from the authority attributed the rise to an
increase in vessel numbers and cargoes, with total cargoes reaching
a record high of 1.32 million tonnes, up 10.9% from 2020/21.
The number of vessels transiting the canal rose 15.7% to
The canal is the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia
and one of the Egyptian government's main sources of foreign
A 2015 expansion of the canal led to a limited rise in revenue
and a further expansion is due to be completed in 2023.
The second expansion was announced after the Ever Given cargo
ship was grounded in the canal for six days in March last year,
disrupting global trade.
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