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Suez Canal Remains Fastest, Shortest, Most Sustainable Waterway, Says Chairman

Fri 29 Mar 2024 | 07:57 PM
Taarek Refaat

Osama Rabie, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority confirmed that the canal will remain the fastest, shortest, and most sustainable waterway compared to alternative routes that do not save time, distance, or fuel consumption, and cause severe environmental damage that cannot be ignored.

Rabie congratulated the Authority’s employees on the “Day of Excellence,” which coincides with the anniversary of the successful refloating of the giant Panamanian container ship “EVER GIVEN,” which has become a milestone in the Authority’s ability to confront challenges efficiently and competently. 

He explained that the stranding crisis of the Panamanian container proved the canal's readiness to deal with emergency situations thanks to its accumulated experience in the field of maritime rescue.

He stressed that the refloating of “EVER GIVEN” is an Egyptian epic that was accomplished by Egyptian hands, Egyptian units and equipment, and pure Egyptian thought to innovate a new method in maritime rescue work using dredging for the first time, an achievement that received many international praises and exceeded the expectations of experts and specialists in the field of maritime transport.

The Chairman of the Authority indicated that the Panamanian container ship stranding crisis was a complex and unprecedented crisis, and the efforts to manage it were crowned with success.

Finally, Rabie expressed his hope that stability will return again to the Red Sea, which will boost regularity of global supply chains.