Admiral Osama Rabie: ” The transit of 89 ships as the highest daily transit rate for transiting ships, with a total net tonnage of 5.2 million tons.”
Admiral Osama Rabie, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, stated that the navigation movement in the canal recorded, today, Saturday, the highest daily transit rate of transiting ships in the history of the canal, with 89 ships crossing from both directions without waiting, with a total net tonnage of 5.2 million tons.
The number of ships crossing the canal from the north was 44 ships with a net tonnage of 3 million tons, while 45 ships crossed from the south direction in the new navigational course of the canal with a total net tonnage of 2.2 million tons.
The Chairman of the authority stated that the daily transit rates through the Suez Canal witnessed a significant increase after the opening of the new Suez Canal project, as the average daily transit of ships transiting the canal increased from 48 ships before the new canal project to 62 ships currently.
The head of the authority stressed that the record numbers recorded by the navigation movement in the canal would not have been achieved without the new Suez Canal project, which succeeded in increasing the capacity of the canal and raising its efficiency to receive the current and future generations of giant ships with huge payloads and large submersibles that global ship arsenals are heading towards building to benefit from of economies of scale.
Admiral Rabie stressed that the projects to develop the navigational course of the Suez Canal topped the priorities of the work agenda during the last period, the most recent of which was the project to develop the southern sector of the canal, which is proceeding at an accelerated pace according to the specified timetable in light of the great interest in this file from the political leadership
He thanked President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi for his permanent support for the Suez Canal Authority and its future projects, which are in the interest of the national economy and the people of Egypt.
Today’s traffic from the north topped the giant container ship COSCO SHIPPING PISCES with a total tonnage of 202 thousand tons, on its next voyage from the United Kingdom to Singapore, while the container ship OOCL SCANDINAVIA, flying the flag of Hong Kong, came at the head of the southern convoy with a total tonnage of 220,000 tons. On her next flight from Singapore to the United Kingdom.
It is worth noting that the navigation movement in the canal recorded today, Saturday, the crossing of different types of giant ships, as 23 container ships and 23 bulk ships crossed,
In addition to the crossing of 24 general and multi-purpose cargo ships and other types, as well as the crossing of 14 oil tankers, and 3 LNG carriers.
Stated the official spokesman for the Suez Canal Authority George Safwat