10 months to move 180 million cubic metres

MADE BY HOLLAND - On 17 February 1867 the first vessel sailed through the Suez Canal, shortening the sailing time between Europe and the Far East tremendously. Around 17,000 vessels make use of the canal each year, making it one of Egypt's main sources of income. In 2014 the country announced they wanted to expand the canal to almost double the number of vessel passing each day.