Suez Canal Breaks Record in Number of Ships and Loads

Suez Canal Breaks Record in Number of Ships and Loads

June 29, 2019
Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority and Head of the Economic Zone, Admiral Mohab Mameesh, announced that the movement of vessels through the Suez Canal broke record in numbers and loads during the past three days. Mameesh explained that the number of ships passing through the Canal on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday reached 173 ones, with a total load of 11 million and 800 thousand tons. The average daily crossing registered 58 ships with an average daily cargo of three million and 900 thousand tons.

The Suez Canal Authority declared in a statement on Friday, June 28 that the Suez Canal had witnessed on that day the passage of 67 ships coming from both directions, with a total load of 5 million and 300 thousand tons. The number of ships passing through the north reached 30 ones with a total load of one million and 900 thousand tons. “MURCIA MAERSK”, the giant Danish container ship was the most distinguished one passing on that day, for it is one of the largest container vessels in the world. With a load of 221 thousand tons, the Danish ship came from Morocco and headed to Singapore.

As for the ships coming from the south, they reached 37 ones with a total tonnage of 3 million and 400 thousand tons. The giant container ship, “OOCL GERMANY”, headed the huge ships with Hong Kong’s flag flying on its top. This ship is also one of the largest container ships in the world. With a cargo of 220 thousand tons, the ship came from Singapore and headed to the United Kingdom.

Mameesh expressed his happiness with these remarkable figures pointing out that they confirm the great success of the new channel. He also said that the procedures, reductions and incentives granted by the Suez Canal Authority to vessels and shipping lines have had an obvious impact on the increase of the Canal’s revenues.

During his inspection, Mameesh visited the Morshedeen (Guides) Port in Ismailia. He thanked the guides, movers and employees of the Authority for they work day and night to maintain high performance rates.

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