A ship passes through the Suez Canal near Port Said, 170 km (106 miles) northeast of Cairo, March 10, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
CAIRO, March 20 (Reuters) - Revenues from Egypt's Suez Canal, one of the country's main sources of foreign currency, are expected to reach $5.5 billion in the current fiscal year, the head of the authority that manages the waterway said on Thursday.
Suez Canal Authority chief Mohab Memish said this would be a record high. Revenues from the canal rose 8.5 percent in November from a year earlier to $442.4 million, according to the latest statistics.
(Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)