Suez Canal traffic data showed that 281 ships transited the canal, with a total load of 15.8m tonnes, from 26 November to 1 December.
An average of 46.83 ships transited the canal per day during that period, with an average load of 2.63m tonnes per day. The average load per ship was about 56,230 tonnes during that period.
Compared to July 2015, before the inauguration of the New Suez Canal, the average daily number of transiting vessels totalled 47 vessels, with an average load of 2.758m tonnes per day.
Three major container ships—Magleby Maersk from Denmark, Msc Ingy from Liberia, and Alnefug from Malta—transited the canal carrying 200,000 tonnes each.
The number of vessels that passed coming from the west through the northern entrance was 134 vessels, with a daily average of 22.33 vessels, and a total load of 7.2m tonnes, recording a daily average of 1.2m tonnes.
Meanwhile, 147 ships transited the new channel coming from the south, with a daily average of 24.5 vessels, and a total load of 8.6m tonnes, recording a daily average of 1.43m tonnes.
The Suez Canal achieved revenues of $33.75bn (more than EGP 66bn) over the first 10 months of 2016.
Cargo load is the main measure of shipping traffic in the Suez Canal and the calculated transit fees.
The following table shows traffic through the Suez Canal between from 2 November to 1 December 2016:
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