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SCA : 65 ships crossed from both directions today, Saturday

The average daily transit of 68 ships increased during the month of October

Incorrectness of the voices that questioned the economic feasibility of the new Suez Canal project

Ismailia October 29 2022 –  Admiral Osama Rabie, head of the Suez Canal Authority, inspected today, Saturday, the navigation movement in the canal, which witnesses the crossing of 65 ships from both directions, with a total net tonnage of 3.7 million tons.

Chairman of SCA was keen to follow up the progress of work during his presence in Marina Politage in Ismailia, and reassured the regularity of work in all sites related to the regulation of navigation.

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He saluted the Pilots and the movement management men, praising the great effort made to maintain the canal’s leadership.

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Today, Saturday, the navigation movement from the north topped the giant container ship EVER APEX (IMO: 9130523) with a total tonnage of 248,000 tons, sailing under the flag of Panama. classified as the largest container ship in the world, on its journey coming from the Netherlands and heading to Sri Lanka,

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While the container ship COSCO SHIPPING SOLAR, (IMO: 9795646) which built in 2019 and it is sailing under the flag of Hong Kong. where It’s carrying capacity is 20998 TEU and her current draught is reported to be 16 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 399.9 meters and her width is 58.76 meters.came at the head of the southern convoy, on its next voyage from Singapore to Greece.

Chairman of SCA emphesized that the navigational reports in the canal reflect beyond any doubt the incorrectness of the voices that questioned the economic feasibility of the new Suez Canal project, which succeeded in achieving its goal of raising the efficiency of the canal by increasing its numerical and absorptive capacity and the consequent increase in the average daily transit of ships transiting the canal.

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And raising the canal’s readiness to receive the current and future generations of giant ships with large submersibles, pointing out in this regard that the month of October achieved the highest average daily transit of 68 ships.

 Rabie  explained that the navigation movement in the canal during the month of October 2022 (according to the calculations of the average daily transit during the month) recorded the transit of 2117 ships from both directions compared to the transit of 1847 ships during the month of October of last year, with a difference of 270 ships, an increase of 14.6%, and the total net tonnages amounted to 126.5 million tons compared to 112.3 million tons in October of last year, a difference of 14.2 million tons, an increase of 12.6%.

Admiral Rabie added that the revenues of the Suez Canal during the month of October of the Gregorian year 2022 recorded 703.4 million dollars (according to the calculations of the average daily return during the month) compared to 552.9 million dollars during the month of October of last year, a difference of 150.5 million dollars, an increase of 27.2%.

It is noteworthy that the navigation traffic in the canal has recorded new and unprecedented records during the current month in terms of daily transit statistics, achieving the highest daily transit rate and the largest daily net tonnage of transiting ships in the history of the canal, on Tuesday, October 18, when they crossed in that Today, 90 ships from both directions without waiting, with a total net tonnage of 6.2 million tons, exceeding all previously recorded numbers.

Stated the official spokesman for the Suez Canal Authority George Safwat

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