Suez Canal traffic data revealed that 311 ships transited the canal, with a total load of 18.9m tonnes, from 8 to 14 July 2016.
An average of 44.43 ships transited the canal per day during that period, with an average load of 2.7m tonnes per day. The average load per ship was about 60,770 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.
Two major container ships—the Danish Marstal Maersk and Malta’s Al Mura Ykh—transited the canal carrying 200,360 tonnes each.
The number of vessels that passed through the new channel coming from the west through the northern entrance was 157 vessels, with a daily average of 22.43 vessels, and a total load of 8.9m tonnes, recording a daily average of 1.27m tonnes.
Meanwhile, 154 ships transited the canal coming from the south, with a daily average of 22 vessels, and a total load of 9.7m tonnes, recording a daily average of 1.39m tonnes.
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 8 to 14 July 2016:
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