Suez Canal traffic data between April 16 and 21 showed that 271 ships transited the canal with a total load of 14.8m tonnes.
The average number of the ships that transited the canal daily recorded 45.2 ships, with an average load of 2.3m tonnes daily, while the average load of every ship was 54,600 tonnes.
Compared to July 2015, the month prior to the inauguration of the New Suez Canal, the average daily number of transiting ships amounted to 47, with an average load of 2.758m tonnes daily.
The number of ships transiting the canal from the west through the northern entrance of the Suez Canal through Port Said was 136 ships, with a daily average of 22.7 ships
The total loads amounted to 9.1m tonnes, a daily average of 2.25m tonnes.
The number of ships transiting through the canal coming from the east through the southern was 135 ships, with a daily average of 22.5 ships.
The total loads amounted to 8.1m tonnes, with a daily average of 1.35m tonnes.
A ship’s load is the main measure of the Suez Canal traffic growth, given that the transit fees are calculated upon the ships’ loads.
Two large Danish ships, Mary Maersk and Marie Maersk, transited the canal with loads of 200,360 tonnes.
Suez Canal revenue increased last February to $401.4m, compared to revenues of $382m in the same month of the last year, an increase of 5.08%.
February saw the transit of 1,300 ships with total loads of 77.716m tonnes, compared to 1,219 ships with loads of 73.021m tonnes during the period of comparison.
Source: Daily News Egypt 11.04.17