Maritime traffic hits a record of 68 vessels in the Suez Canal

Maritime traffic hits a record of 68 vessels in the Suez Canal

May 1, 2019
Admiral Mohab Mameesh, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority and the General Authority of the Canal, said that the good news follows the Suez Canal.

Today Maritime traffic hit a new record in the number and load of vessels crossing the Suez Canal, where the number reached 68 vessels crossing from both directions with a total of 5.2 million tons. The total number of vessels passing through the North reached 27 vessels with a total of 2.1 million tons, while the number of vessels passing through the south reached 41 vessels with a total of 3.1 million tons.

Admiral Mohab Mameesh expressed his great pleasure that such a large number of vessels crossed the canal in one day. He stressed that the unprecedented records recorded by the maritime traffic in the canal in terms of the number and loads of transit vessels give a clear indication of the success of the new Suez Canal project. The new Suez Canal project was achieved with the full support of the President Abdul Fattah Al Sisi and the Egyptian people who stood behind this giant project to improve the level of maritime services provided and to meet the requirements of customers, ship owners, and operators of large ships, and finally to achieve economic savings through economies of scale.

The Admiral also thanked the guides of the Suez Canal Authority, operators and all the ship dealers for their success in dealing with all kinds in different climatic conditions.

The largest vessel crossing from the North was MSC with a load of 199 thousand tons coming from Morocco and heading to Amman. The largest vessel from the South, was the Danish container ship MAASTICHT MAERSK, with a load of 221,000 tons, coming from Malaysia and heading to Netherlands. The maritime traffic recorded the passage of 11 giant vessels each with a load exceeding 150 thousand tons.

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