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Elham AbolFateh

Egypt

319 Ships weighing 22.9 mln tons cross Suez Canal last week

Friday 09/November/2018 - 12:55 PM
Suez Canal Authority
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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 319 ships weighing 22.9 million tons of shipments.

Mamish confirmed Suez Canal readiness to deal with the new developments in the maritime transport industry، which its most important is the improvement in the indicators of global trade movement and the direction of the international ship arsenals to manufacturing new generations of giant ships with large guacars، which the canal management handled with a successful outlook through the implementation of the new Suez Canal project.

Shipping reports issued by the Suez Canal Authority revealed that on Friday at least 57 ships weighing 3.2 million tons of shipments crossed through Suez Canal، and at least 47 ships weighing 3.7 million tons of shipments crossed through Suez Canal on Saturday.

On the other hand، at least 44 ships weighing 2.7 million tons of shipments crossed through Suez Canal on Monday، and on Tuesday at least 37 ships weighing 2.4 million tons of shipments crossed through Suez Canal، while on Sunday at least 55 ships weighing 3.5 million tons of shipments crossed through Suez Canal


Moreover، at least 54 ships weighing 3.8 million tons of shipments crossed through Suez Canal on Wednesday، while on Thursday at least 60 ships weighing 3.6 million tons of shipments crossed through Suez Canal، bringing the total crossed ships during the past seven days to 319 ships weighing 22.9 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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