November 2019 - 150th Anniversary Since the Opening of the Suez Canal
17 November 2019 - 150th anniversary since the opening of the Suez Canal.
Constructed by the Suez Canal Company between 1859 and 1869, the Suez Canal was officially opened on 17 November 1869.
The sea-level waterway in Egypt, connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea through the Isthmus of Suez.The canal offers watercraft a shorter journey between the North Atlantic and northern Indian Oceans via the Mediterranean and Red Seas by avoiding the South Atlantic and southern Indian Oceans, reducing the journey by approximately 6,000 kilometres. It extends from the northern terminus of Port Said to the southern terminus of Port Tewfik at the city of Suez.