Suez Canal Company

Suez Canal Company

The Universal Suez Ship Canal Company (French: Compagnie universelle du canal maritime de Suez, or simply Compagnie de Suez for short) was the Egyptian corporation which was formed by Ferdinand de Lesseps during 1858, constructed the Suez Canal between 1859 and 1869, and owned and operated it for many years thereafter. Initially, French private investors were the majority of the shareholders, with Egypt also having a significant stake.

The company remains extant, after a series of mergers, as GDF Suez.

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... a concession from Sa'id Pasha, the Khedive of Egypt and Sudan, to create a company to construct a canal open to ships of all nations ... The company was to operate the canal for 99 years from its opening ... International Commission for the piercing of the isthmus of Suez (Commission Internationale pour le percement de l'isthme des Suez) consisting of thirteen experts from seven countries, among them McClean ...
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1858 — Lesseps establishes the "Compagnie Universelle du Canal Maritime de Suez", with Said Pasha acquiring 22% of the Suez Canal Company the majority is still controlled by French private. 25 April 1859 — The Suez Canal construction officially starts. 17 November 1869 — The Suez Canal is opened, being owned and operated by Suez Canal Company ...
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... During the construction period 1859–69, the company ran a mail service that was taken over by the Egyptian government in 1868 ...
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