Suez Canal and Sumed: New transportation services keep Egypt at center of global oil trade

When the idea of linking the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea with a navigable waterway first occurred to the Pharaohs, the commercial world was a far smaller place. As trade expanded over the centuries, so did the value of a route that would connect Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia that did not require a long trip around the southern tip of Africa.Turning that ancient idea into today’s reality took centuries and claimed many lives before Egypt’s Suez Canal was finally inaugurated in 1869. But it now is one of the world’s most strategic trade routes, shortening the distance between most of the world’s markets.At the heart of international trade and commerc...

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