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Suez Canal : Crossing EVER ATOP, the world’s largest and most modern container ship

Saturday, the passage of 83 ships from both directions, with a total tonnage of 5.5 million ton

Yesterday, Saturday, the navigation traffic in the Suez Canal witnessed the Crossing the giant container ship “EVER ATOP”, the largest and most modern container ship in the world, on its first cruise, within the southern convoy of the new Suez Canal, on its next trip from Malaysia to the Netherlands.

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“EVER ATOP” is the tenth ship in a series of the latest giant container ships of the shipping line “EVER GREEN” of the “A24” class, which have all crossed the Suez Canal so far. 16.30 meters long, its tonnage is 224,000 tons, and its capacity exceeds 24,000 containers.

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According to the protocol followed by the Suez Canal Authority ( SCA ) in dealing with giant ships crossing the canal for the first time, Admiral Osama Rabie,Chairman of SCA, delegated Captain Hisham Helmy, excellent chief pilot, and captain Ashraf Habib, chief pilot.to board the container ship “EVER ATOP” and welcome its crew, and hand over a souvenir to the ship’s captain

Chairman of SCA stressed that the successive crossing of the latest and largest container ships through the Suez Canal is a certificate of confidence in the canal’s ability to receive the current and future generations of the global fleet of container ships,

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Emphasizing the canal’s potentials, it has made it the first destination and the ideal choice for transiting giant container ships working to transport global trade between East and West.

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Admiral Rabie explained that the Suez Canal has made great strides towards implementing its ambitious strategy to raise the level of navigational services provided to ships in transit and boosting the competitiveness of the canal through the continuation of work on projects to develop the navigational course

In addition to the Authority’s adoption of environmentally friendly policies and practices within the efforts made to announce the Suez Canal, the “Green Canal.”

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It is note worthy that the navigation traffic in the canal witnessed yesterday, Saturday, the passage of 83 ships from both directions, with a total tonnage of 5.5 million tons

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On the other hand Container Ship EVER GIVEN is currently located at ECI – East Coast India at position 05° 44′ 12.2″ N, 082° 51′ 26.2″ E as reported by MarineTraffic Terrestrial Automatic Identification System on 2022-12-03 02:45 UTC (1 day, 10 hours ago)

The vessel departed from COLOMBO, LK on 2022-12-02 17:26 LT (UTC +5.5) and is currently sailing at 17.2 knots with East direction heading to TANJUNG PELEPAS, MY with reported Estimated Time of Arrival at 2022-12-06 20:30 LT (UTC +5.5) local time (in 2 days, 2 hours)

EVER GIVEN (IMO: 9811000) is a Container Ship that was built in 2018 (4 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Panama.

It’s carrying capacity is 20000 TEU and her current draught is reported to be 14.9 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 399.94 meters and her width is 59 meters.

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