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376 Ships weighing 25.6 mln tons cross Suez Canal last week

Thursday 11/October/2018 - 11:18 AM
Mohab Mamish
Mohab Mamish
Sada ElBalad-Yara Sameh
Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority Mohab Mamish revealed that the Suez Canal navigation movement has witnessed last week the crossing of at least 376 Ships weighing 25.6 million tons of shipments.

Shipping reports issued by the Suez Canal Authority revealed that at least 53 ships weighing 2.8 million tons of shipments crossed through Suez Canal on Thursday، while on Friday at least 48 ships weighing 3.4 million tons of shipments crossed through Suez Canal، and on Saturday at least 65 ships weighing 4.4 million tons of shipments crossed through Suez Canal.

On the other hand، at least 47 ships weighing 3.5 million tons of shipments crossed through Suez Canal on Sunday، while on Monday at least 62 ships weighing 4.2 million tons of shipments crossed through Suez Canal، and at least 52 ships weighing 3.6 million tons of shipments crossed through Suez Canal on Tuesday، and on Wednesday at least 49 ships weighing 3.7 million tons of shipments crossed through Suez Canal، bringing the total crossed ships during last week to 376 ships weighing 25.6 million tons of shipments.

Noteworthy، the Suez Canal is an artificial sea-level waterway running north to south across the Isthmus of Suez in Egypt to connect the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. The canal separates the African continent from Asia، and it provides the shortest maritime route between Europe and the lands lying around the Indian and western Pacific oceans. It is one of the world's most heavily used shipping lanes، according to the Suez Canal Authority.

The Suez Canal is one of the most important waterways in the world.

The canal is extensively used by modern ships، as it is the fastest crossing from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian Ocean. 

Tolls paid by the vessels represent an important source of income for the Egyptian government.

Railway and a sweet water canal are run on the west bank parallel to the Suez Canal.

The Suez Canal is a sea level Canal and the height of water level differs slightly and the extreme tidal range is 65 cm in the north and 1.9 m in the south. 

The banks of the Canal are protected against the wash and waves، generated by the transit of ships، by revetments of hard stones and steel sheet piles corresponding to the nature of soil in every area. 

On both sides of the Canal، there are mooring bollards every 125 m for the mooring of vessel in case of emergency، and kilometric sign posts helping locate the position of ships in the waterway. 

The navigable channel is bordered by light and reflecting buoys as navigational aids to night traffic.

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