Suez Canal sees its highest daily crossing rate ever with 107 vessels transited the Canal, the highest record in its history.
The Suez Canal recorded an unprecedented record number in terms of daily transits achieving the highest number of vessels transiting the Canal by 107 vessels, from both directions, with a net tonnage amounting to 6.3 million tons with no waiting time, the head of the Suez Canal Authority Ossama Rabiee announced.
Fifty-six ships are heading southbound with a net tonnage of 3.4 million tons, while 51 vessels are heading North through the new waterway with a net tonnage of 2.9 million tons.
Mr. Rabiee stressed that the huge boom in the daily transit rates in the canal would not have been possible without the new Suez Canal project.
This has succeeded to leverage the Canal’s capacity and readiness to accommodate the current and future generations of the mega vessels of mega drafts.
The unprecedented navigation records reflect the “farsightedness of the political leadership of the economic and technical feasibility of the development projects of the waterway, whether on the short or long term, and the welfare that these projects can bring for the future generations,” he said.
A project is currently under development to develop the southern sector of the canal, which will allow for an increase in navigational safety rates in this important sector by 28 percent, and an increase in the navigational capacity of the canal, by about six additional vessels, he added.
The giant ship EVER GIFTED, considered as one of the largest container ships in the world, transited the Canal heading from Greece to Malaysia with 223 thousand tons of cargo on board, which is on top of the transiting vessels’ list among the Southbound convoy.
Meanwhile, sailing under the flag of Hong Kong, the container ship “Cosco Shipping Universe”, transited the Canal on top of the Northbound convoy, heading from Singapore to Greece, with 232 thousand tons of cargo on board.
Today, the Canal navigation traffic witnessed the transit of different types of mega vessels as 25 container ships, 28 bulk carriers, 33 tankers, 6 car carriers, and 15 other vessels varying from multi-purpose vessels to general cargo, etc, transited the Canal.