Why is the Suez Canal so important?

Understanding this crucial global trade route

Stars Insider

29/02/24 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Global trade

The Suez Canal is a linchpin in the world's global trade network. It links Europe to the Middle East and Asia, connecting the Mediterranean and Red Seas, and increases the capacity for trade from the Indian Ocean. As Houthi rebels step up their attacks on maritime vessels in the Red Sea, the importance of the route to the stability of international trade has been highlighted. 

Intrigued? Click on to discover more about this vital artery of naval shipping.

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