Ever Given Suez Canal
This satellite imagery released by Maxar Technologies shows the MV Ever Given container ship in the Suez Canal on the morning of March 28, 2021. Image Credit: AFP

Cairo: Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority said on Thursday its revenues in April were $552 million compared with $476 million in the same month last year.

The canal’s authority said 1,814 ships transited in April, up from 1,731 ships in the same month last year.

A massive container ship blocked the waterway in late March causing a huge backlog of vessels waiting for passage in what is the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia.