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Suez Canal marks its second-highest ever record

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Head of the Suez Canal Authority Mohab Mamish said that the canal recorded on Wednesday, May 22, its second-highest record of daily tonnage in its history. According to Mamish, 68 ships crossed the canal in both directions carrying a total load of 5.5 million tons.

In the statement, Mamish said that 37 vessels crossed the Suez Canal coming from the north carrying a weight of 2.8 million tons while 31 vessels crossed coming from the south carrying 2.7 million tons. The canal witnessed the crossing of 10 giant vessels carrying more than 150,000 tons of cargo per vessel. Eleven other ships crossed carrying a tonnage ranging from 100,000 to 150,000 tons per ship.

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Source: Egypt Independent

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