Transport artery: 150 years ago, the Suez Canal opened for shipping
On November 17, 1869, the Suez Canal was opened - a water artery connecting the Red and Mediterranean Seas. It played a significant role in the development of world trade, and also simplified the access of European countries to Africa. After 150 years, the channel has not lost its significance. In 2018, more than 18 thousand vessels passed through it, and Egypt's profit from using the channel amounted to $ 5.9 billion.