CAIRO, Sept 3 Revenues from Egypt's Suez Canal
reached $508 million in August, the highest monthly level in
history, Suez Canal Authority Chairman Mohab Mamish said on
The official Mena news agency quoted Mamish as saying that
2014 was set to be a record year for revenues from the waterway,
the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia.
Official revenue figures for August have yet to be
published. The Suez Canal, for which a major expansion is
planned, is one of Egypt's main sources of foreign currency.
(Reporting by Lin Noueihed and Omar Fahmy, editing by John