June 6, 2019
Admiral Mohab Mamish, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority and Economic Zone, declared that during the first two days of Eid Al-Fitr 113 ships with an approximate gross cargo of 7.8 million tons passed through the Suez Canal.
Ever Glory, a Liberian vessel and one of the world largest container ships, crossed the Canal for the first time. The ship passed through the new navigation passage on its way from Malaysia to Holland with a gross cargo of 221.6 thousand tons.
The giant vessel, Ever Glory, belongs to the most developed navigational line of the naval fleet, Ever Green, known to be environmentally friendly. This ship is classified as one of the biggest container ships in the world. Its length is 400 meters. It is also 59 meters wide with a submersible estimated to be 53 feet. The ship has a containing capacity of more than 20 thousand containers.
Admiral Mamish explained that Ever Glory’s first voyage through the Suez Canal is clearly indicative of the strategic importance of Egypt’s Canal, which represents a vital channel facilitating the movement of world trade between the East and the West. Additionally, Mamish confirms that the Suez Canal is ready to deal with all changes that occur concerning the movement of navigation. Mamish also assures that the Authority follows a particular marketing policy capable of attracting new shipping lines that never crossed the Canal before.