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17 January 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 22:55 GMT+1



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New historical annual record of ship tonnage transit through the Suez Canal

Last year in the Egyptian waterway they passed through 20,694 naval units

Last year the Suez Canal was crossed total from 20,694 ships, with an increase of +9.9% on the 2020 despite the fact that at the end of March 2021 the stranding in the waterway Egyptian container ship Ever Given has blocked the transits for six days. If the number of ships transited last year year is significantly higher than that of 2020, is however, far below the historical record of 22,545 ships transited in 1982. However, it is necessary to highlight that in 2021 the SCNT net tonnage of ships transiting the Suez Canal reached a new all-time high of 1.27 billion tonnes, with an increase of +8.6% on 2020 and a growth of +5.2% on previous historical peak established in 2019.

As announced on Friday by the Suez Canal Authority ( of 31 December 2021), in addition, last year the revenues generated by the channel transit rights totaled the record share of $6.3 billion.

In the fourth quarter of 2021 alone, the channel passed through globally 5,521 ships, a number that represents the new record for the last quarter of the year, an increase of +14.8% on the fourth quarter of 2020 and is also lower than the record only historical of 5,719 ships marked in the third quarter of 2008.




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