Suez Canal traffic data revealed that 308 ships transited the canal, with a total load of 18.081m tonnes, from 8 to 14 January 2016.
About 44 ships transited the canal per day on average during the past week, with an average load of 2.58m tonnes per day. The average load per ship was about 58,706 tonnes during that period.
Prior to the inauguration of the New Suez Canal in July 2015, there was a daily average of 47 vessels transiting the canal, with an average load of 2.758m tonnes per day.
Last week, three Danish major ships – Marstal Maersk, Majedtic Maersk, and Mathilde Maersk – transited the canal with 200,360 tonnes each.
About 178 ships transited the canal towards the south, with a daily average of 25.42 ships and a total load of 10.489m tonnes of cargo, a daily average of 1.498m tonnes.
Cargo load is the main measure of shipping traffic in the Suez Canal and the calculated transit fees.
The Suez Canal recorded revenues of $5.175bn in 2015, which is a $290m decline from the previous year, when they stood at $5.465bn. The decline resulted from the depreciation of the dollar against currencies used for paying transit fees, the fall of oil prices, and the global economy slowdown.
The following table shows traffic through the Suez Canal between 8 and 14 January 2015:
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