Suez (Arabic:السويسas-Suways; Egyptian Arabic:es-Sewēs, el-Sewēs pronounced[esseˈweːs]) is a seaport city (population ca. 497,000) in north-eastern Egypt, located on the north coast of the Gulf of Suez (a branch of the Red Sea), near the southern terminus of the Suez Canal, having the same boundaries as Suez governorate. It has three harbors, Adabya, Ain Sukhna and Port Tawfiq, and extensive port facilities. Together they form a metropolitan area.
Railway lines and highways connect the city with Cairo, Port Said, and Ismailia. Suez has a petrochemical plant, and its oil refineries have pipelines carrying the finished product to Cairo.
Early Islamic era
In the 7th century AD a town named "Kolzum" stood just north of the site of present-day Suez and served as eastern terminus of a canal built by Amr ibn al-'As linking the Nile River and the Red Sea. Kolzum's trade fell following the closure of the canal in 770 by the second Abbasid caliph al-Mansur to prevent his enemies in Arabia from accessing supplies from Egypt and the lands north of it. Nonetheless, the town benefited from the trade that remained between Egypt and Arabia. By 780 al-Mansur's successor al-Mahdi restored part of the canal. The Qarmatians led by Hasan ibn Ahmad defeated a Fatimid army headed by Gawhar al-Siqilli at Kolzum in 971 and thereby captured the town. Following his defeat in Cairo by al-Siqilli at the end of that year, Hasan and his forces retreated to Arabia via Kolzum. Suez was situated nearby and served as a source of drinking water for Kolzum according to Arab traveler al-Muqaddasi who visited in 986.
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Egyptian authorities have seized the container ship that blocked the SuezCanal last month in an effort to get over $900 million in compensation for the weeklong shutdown of the waterway ... The insurer said the Suez Canal Authority had rejected its offer to settle the claim.
If the owners of the Ever Given cargo vessel that blocked the SuezCanal for almost a week do not pay Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority (SCA) a sum of $916 million, the ship will continue to be held by the North Africa authorities, reports say ...What the Suez Canal means to Egypt and to the world. Over 10% of global trade passes through the Suez Canal.
The Ever Given, the ship which blocked the SuezCanal last month for a period of six days, has been impounded by the Egyptian authorities in the wake of a financial dispute with the ship’s owners ... The blocking of the Suez Canal had caused more than 300 ships to be stranded on both sides of the Suez Canal, resulting in global economic losses.
Global trade took a hit when a large container ship became stuck in Egypt’s SuezCanal — one of the busiest waterways in the world and a key trading route — creating major shipping delays and challenges to international trade.
The cargo vessel that blocked global shipping in the SuezCanal and is caught in a legal dispute in Egypt is fit to sail once approval is given, its technical manager said yesterday ... The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said yesterday that negotiations aimed at reaching an agreement “may take some time”.
AKIKO FUJITA ... That would be the highest level ... And the container ship that ran aground in the SuezCanal is stuck yet again ... The company's insurer says it has been negotiating in good faith with the Suez Canal authority ... The giant container ship ran aground in the Suez Canal last month, bringing global trade in the Strait to a halt. .
The strategic cooperation deal China and Iran sealed last month will have huge ramifications for the future of the entire Eurasian continent, undercutting Western control of global trade, a former MI6 agent told RT ... And the North-South route that passes through Iran and goes south and may bypass the Suez.”.
In this photo released by the SuezCanalAuthority, a cargo ship, named the Ever Given, sits with its bow stuck into the wall Wednesday, March 24, 2021, after it turned sideways in Egypt’s Suez Canal, blocking traffic in a crucial East-West waterway for global shipping ... (Suez Canal Authority via AP).
Egyptian authorities impounded a massive cargo vessel that blocked the SuezCanal last month amid a financial dispute with its owner, the canal chief and a judicial official said Tuesday ... Explained .Suez Canal’s bumpy history, and impact on global trade ... COVID-19 pandemic Suez Canal.
When the containership Ever Given blocked the SuezCanal recently, it disrupted the global supply chain, causing price hikes and product shortages ... “I’ve always said we would have a global footprint,” he said.
SuezCanal. Egypt demands huge fee from Ever Given owners after ship blocked Suez Canal ... Egypt has impounded the Ever Given — the massive container ship that blocked the Suez Canal and disrupted global commerce for days — while officials negotiate a hefty compensation payment with the boat’s owner, reports say.