The Corinth Canal has closed again to sea traffic and will re-open next summer, the Corinth Canal Company said in an announcement on Tuesday. According to the statement, the Canal closed at 07:00 a.m. on October 4, 2022,
The first phase of the re-operation of the Corinth Canal ended on Tuesday and the Canal has closed again until next summer, as originally announced, for the resumption of the second phase of restoration works to complete its shielding, the CCC said.
The same announcement said that the Canal operated without interruption and with safety throughout the summer and recorded its best performance in the last 20 years.
“This proves the importance of the Canal’s operation as well as its crucial role for maritime traffic, tourism growth and the upgrading of the area,” the CCC added.
A total of 6,001 vessels from 70 different countries have navigated the Canal from the day it reopened on 4 July 2022.