Egypt

Egypt

18 Oct 2014
A European construction consortium will begin work this year to expand the Suez Canal under a $1.5 billion contract from the Egyptian government announced on Saturday.
10 Oct 2014
Efforts to convert the Nile River into a shipping lane for landlocked sub-Saharan African countries are meeting with hurdles two years after the concept was introduced.
Weekly wrap-up: Ship collision, protests and port congestion
04 Oct 2014
“If it bleeds, it leads,” is a saying in the news industry that means bad news gets higher ratings than good news, and that rang true on JOC.com this past week.
29 Sep 2014
The number of container ships passing through the Suez Canal is on an upward trend, after nearly three years of declining transit numbers because of rapidly increasing ship sizes.
29 Sep 2014
A Hapag-Lloyd vessel dropped three containers into the Suez Canal on Monday morning after colliding with a Maersk Line vessel, interrupting a southbound convoy through the Egyptian waterway.
05 Sep 2014
The Suez Canal Authority isn’t having any trouble finding money to pay for a $4 billion project to build a second channel.
03 Sep 2014
Monthly revenue at the Suez Canal hit a record $506 million in August, partly reflecting a surge of container volume in the last month.
Container ships in Suez Canal
11 Aug 2014
Within days of it being officially announced, work on a second channel of the Suez Canal has apparently already begun and, according to Egyptian authorities, will be completed within a year.
Weekly wrap-up for August 9, 2014
08 Aug 2014
Troubles in the Pacific Northwest dominated the news this week.
Container ship in Suez Canal
05 Aug 2014
Egypt today unveiled plans to build a “second” Suez Canal alongside the existing waterway to keep pace with growing traffic on the Asia-Europe shipping lanes.
28 Jul 2014
The Suez Canal’s major deepening project is just over the horizon as crews will start widening and dredging a 34-kiliometer strip in order to improve wait times for vessels using the canal.