Suez Canal set for busiest year in decades

The Suez Canal, which is the fastest route between Asia and Europe, looks set for its best year in decades measured on the number of vessels using the canal, according to Leth Agencies.

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This year, the international shipping industry has increased its use of Egypt’s Suez Canal as a transit way between Europe and Asia.

1,027 more ships have up until the end of May sailed through the 193-kilometer-long passageway compared to last year, writes Leth Agencies in a status on the traffic development in the Suez Canal.

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