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Egypt’s Suez Canal registers record tonnage in October

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Egypt’s Suez Canal registers record tonnage in October

Cairo, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 1,850 vessels crossed Egypt's Suez Canal in October, with a tonnage of 112.1 million tons, a record figure in its history, an official source reported on Wednesday.

“The total net tonnages amounted to 112.1 million tons, compared to 100.6 million tons during October 2020, with an increase of 11.4 percent,” Suez Canal Authority Chairman Osama Rabie said.

According to official data, the canal revenues rose to 5.1 billion dollars in the first 10 months of 2021, an increase of 12.6 percent year-on-year.

From January 1 to October 25, 16,661 vessels crossed the canal, with an increase of 8.8 percent.

On September 29, the Suez Canal recorded its highest daily transit rate in its history with 87 ships in both directions, carrying a cargo net weight of 4.8 million tons.

Built between 1859 and 1869, the 163-kilometer long Suez Canal is a man-made sea-level waterway, connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea.


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