Increased Tonnage through Suez Canal

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Marine traffic in Suez Canal has a steady growth.  This growth is calculated by the tonnage of cargo passing through.

Every day an average of 21 ships carrying 8.1m tonnes in cargo pass through the Suez Canal.  It is a daily average of 1.2m tonnes.  But last week a total of 336 ships transited the canal, carrying cargo weighing 19.5m tonnes.

The average number of vessels transiting the canal each day reached 48 throughout last week.  Average cargoes amounted to 2.8m tonnes per day.  The average cargo per ship reached 58,000 tonnes.

The largest cargo held within one ship last week reached 200,000 tonnes.  Maersk, a Danish company, carries the same tonnage by five separate ships.

The number of vessels transiting the canal from the northern direction reached 147 ships, representing a daily average of 21 ships, totalling 8.1m tonnes in cargo or a daily average of 1.2m tonnes.

The number of ships that transited the canal from the southern direction reached almost 189 ships or a daily average of 27 ships.  This transit amounted to a total cargo of 11.4m tonnes over the week, with a daily average of 1.6m tonnes.

A table illustrating marine traffic through the Suez Canal during 12-18 September (cargo in million tonnes):

 

North

South

 

Day

Daily number of ships

Daily number of tonnes

Daily number of ships

Daily number of tonnes

Total cargo

Total number of ships

Saturday

20

1.2

37

2.1

57

3.3

Sunday

22

1.3

27

1.6

49

2.9

Monday

20

1

22

1.2

42

2.2

Tuesday

27

1.4

30

2

57

3.4

Wednesday

17

1

33

1.7

50

2.7

Thursday

17

1

20

1.5

37

2.5

Friday

24

1.2

20

1.3

44

2.5

Total

147

8.1

189

11.4

336

19.5

Average

21

1.2

27

1.6

48

2.8

 

Source: Daily News Egypt

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