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In July, the historical record of ship traffic in the Suez Canal

In the first seven months of 2022 traffic grew by +15.5%

In July 2022 the Suez Canal marked its new historical record of ship traffic with 2,103 ships transited in the month in the Egyptian waterway, with an exceptional increase of +25.9% on July 2021 when maritime traffic had recorded a substantial increase of +17.3% on July 2020. The previous peak historical monthly had been marked in the now distant August 2008 with 1,993 ships transited.

Last month the new record was also reached history of ship traffic measured by net tonnage SCNT (Suez Canal Net Tonnage) of transited ships, which is amounted to 125.1 million tons, a new record that represents a growth of +18.2% on July 2021 and an increase of 10.4 million tons SCNT on the previous record set at May 2022.

Finally, in July 2022, the new record of revenues generated by transit rights of ships that are attested to 704.0 million dollars, with an increase of +32.4% on July last year.

The Suez Canal Authority has announced that particularly last month the increase in transits of oil tankers (+60.2%), type of ship that has made recorded the highest value of the transit rights of always with 153 million dollars. Strong growth (+31.0%) also transits by liquefied natural gas vessels that have made record revenues of $52 million, as well as those of bulk (+21.0%) which generated record revenues equal to to $121 million. Container ship transits are increased by +8.8% and produced a value of the consequent revenues of 314 million dollars, which is the second most always high.

The Egyptian canal authority specified that the last July 29, the day on which 85 ships passed, is the second highest volume of net tonnage of transited ships with 5.6 million tons and ship traffic generated daily revenues record amounting to 31.8 million dollars.

In the first seven months of this year the Egyptian canal is was crossed by 13,204 ships for a total of 781.6 million SCNT tons, with increases of +15.5% and +9.2% respectively on the period January-July of 2021.

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