March 20, 2019
Admiral Mohab Mameesh, chairman of the Suez Canal Authority and Suez Canal economic zone, said that today the canals navigation set a record in the number of vessels and loads through 68 vessels in both directions with a total load of 5.3 million tons.
The number of vessels passing from the north was 31 with a total load of 2.1 million tons, while 37 passed from the south with a total load of 3.2 million tons.
The Admiral stressed that the records of the canal’s navigational movement gives a clear indication of the success of the New Suez Canal project in the development of the navigational and marine services. The record also confirm the effective role in attracting new customers from ship owners to operators to take advantage of the canals navigational features with its increased numerical capacity and its high factor of safety which enhances the canal’s ability to receive current and future generations of giant ships with large guacars and container ships that achieve savings on an economic scale.
The Canal witnessed the passage of 11 giant vessels with loads exceeding 150 thousand tons per vessel, and 8 vessels with loads between 100 and 150 thousand tons each.
MURCIA MAERSK, a Dane vessel, passed from the north with a load of 221 thousand tons on its trip from Morocco to Jordon. MONNACO MAERSK a Dane vessel, one of the largest in the world, passed from the south with a load of 221 thousand tons on its trip from Malaysia to Holland.