In Pics: Suez Canal saw its highest ever daily traffic record

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Wed, 29 Sep 2021 - 02:18 GMT

Suez Canal saw its highest ever daily traffic record

Suez Canal saw its highest ever daily traffic record

CAIRO - 29 Septemebr 2021: Head of the Suez Canal Authority Lt. Gen. Ossama Rabea said navigation in the international waterway Wednesday registered its highest daily traffic record in its history with 87 vessels sailing in both directions, without waiting, carrying a cargo net weight of 4.8 million tons.


A statement released by Rabea said the Suez Canal is ready to deal with the various changes in the world trade movement after having increased its accommodation capacity.

Developing the canal's navigation course is of top priority in the coming phase, he said, stressing the political leadership's high concern with this file.

The types of giant ships that crossed the canal are 18 container ships and 26 bulk ships, in addition to the crossing of 18 giant oil tankers, 10 ships for transporting liquefied natural gas and liquefied natural gas, and 15 ships of various other types.

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