Suez Canal Experienced The Greatest Daily Crossing Rate Ever Hit
The Suez Canal reportedly recorded the greatest daily crossing rate in history on Monday as 107 vessels crossed from various directions of the canal with a net tonnage of 6.3 million tons, the SCA head Osama Rabie declared.
Fifty-six vessels reportedly sailed via the canal from the northern direction with a tonnage of 3.4 million tons, while 51 vessels sailed from the southern direction with a net tonnage of about 2.9 million tons.
Rabie emphasized that the significant boom in the daily transit rates in the canal wouldn’t have been possible without the new Suez Canal assignment.
This succeeded in boosting the absorptive capacity of the canal and raising its readiness to receive the future and current generations of gigantic ships with pretty large drafts.
The unforeseen navigational rates canal reflects the vision of the political leadership regarding the economic and technical feasibility of assignments to chalk out the navigational course of the Suez Canal crossing in the medium and short terms, he said.
An assignment is under development to develop the canal’s southern sector, which will permit an increase in the rates of navigational safety in this key sector by 28% and a rise in the capacity of the canal by six additional vessels.
The EVER GIFTED, classified as one of the biggest container ships in the world, sailed from the canal’s northern direction with 223,000 tons on Monday while it was on its journey to Malaysia from Greece.
The COSCO SHIPPING UNIVERSE container vessel flying the flag of Hong Kong came from the south, with 232,000 tons, while sailing to Greece from Singapore.
Various giant ships sailed via the canal, including 28 bulk carriers, 25 container ships, 33 tankers, 15 ships, and six car carriers varying between multipurpose ships, general cargo vessels, and so on.
References: Egypt Independent, Egypt Today