CAIRO - 7 November 2022: The navigation movement in the Suez Canal recorded Monday new and unprecedented records in terms of daily transit statistics, achieving the highest daily transit rate, with 94 ships crossed from both directions without waiting, with a total net tonnage of 5 million tons, said Lieutenant-General Osama Rabie, head of the Suez Canal Authority.
The number of ships transiting the canal from the north direction is 53 ships with a net tonnage of 3 million tons, while 41 ships cross from the south direction in the new navigational course of the canal with a total net tonnage of 2 million tons.
Lieutenant-General Rabie emphasized that the growth witnessed by the daily transit rates in the Suez Canal reflects the strategic position that the canal enjoys in the navigational community as the fastest, shortest and safest navigational route. This resulted in an increase in the average daily transit of ships transiting the canal and raising its readiness to receive the current and future generations of giant ships with large submersibles.
Lieutenant-General Rabie stressed that the projects to develop the navigational course of the canal will remain the safety valve to maintain its leading position in the navigation community, stressing the acceleration of work to complete the implementation of the project to develop the southern sector of the canal according to the specified schedule, which will have a positive impact on increasing the navigational safety rates in this important sector increased by 28%, and the canal's capacity was increased by about 6 additional ships.
The head of the authority explained that the Suez Canal seeks, in light of its elements, environmentally friendly policies and practices, and integrated development strategies, to enhance its position to remain the most compatible shipping lane with the environment, in preparation for declaring the Suez Canal the "Green Canal" by 2030.
Regarding Monday's navigation from the north topped the giant container ship EVER ACT, classified as the largest container ship in the world, with a total tonnage of 244 thousand tons, on its journey coming from the Netherlands and heading to Sri Lanka, while the container ship APL NEW YORK flying the flag of Singapore came at the head of the southern convoy with a tonnage of 114 thousand tons on its next trip from Jordan and heading to Morocco.
The canal navigation recorded Monday the crossing of different types of giant ships, as 16 container ships and 22 bulk ships crossed, in addition to the crossing of 35 tankers, 8 ships of car carriers, and 13 ships of different types ranging from multi-purpose ships, general cargo ships and ships Tourist yachts, etc.
It is worth noting that, on Sunday, 87 ships with a total tonnage of 5.5 million tons crossed the canal.