April 9, 2019
Admiral Mohab Mameesh, chairman of the Suez Canal Authority and Suez Canal economic zone, said that on Tuesday the canal’s traffic recorded a new record for the number of transhipment of ships with a total of 62 vessels in both directions, with a total load of 4 million tons. The number of vessels passing through the north reached 41 vessels with loads of 2.5 million tons, while 21 vessels crossed from the south of the New Canal with loads of 1.5 million tons. The canal also saw the crossing of 5 giant vessels with more than 150,000 tons of cargo with loads ranging from 100 to 150 thousand tons per vessel.
The Admiral stressed that the canal’s navigation shows an increasing record one day after another in the numbers and loads of vessels crossing the canal, which leaves no doubt about the importance of the new Suez Canal project in raising the efficiency of the channel and improving the navigation services provided to customers of shipping agencies. This will help the Canal to remain the most important, fastest and safest navigational channel around the world.
The navigation movement witnessed that passage of the Hong Kongese container vessel “COSCO DENMARK” through the North with a load of 160,000 tons on its journey from Greece to Colombo. The Panamanian container vessel “EVER GIVEN”, which is classified as one of the largest container vessels in the world, passed through the South with a load of 222 thousand tons on its journey from Sri Lanka to the Netherlands.