Deputy Head of Suez Canal Economic Zone Admiral Abdel Kader Darwish announced that the new navigation line with Maersk is now operational.
This is considered a great step towards boosting investments in Port of El-Sokhna in cooperation with DP World Sokhna, Darwish said.
The celebration held Wednesday represented the crossing of the first Maersk-affiliated container ship. Maersk announced that 450 container ships will cross through the canal without fees for the occasion of the launch of this new navigation line.
Maersk has plans to launch another new navigation line this water channel will have two container ships permanently residing there and has the capacity to allow four ships to pass through per month.