Suez Canal traffic data documented 331 ships transiting the canal bearing a total load of 19.2m tonnes from 6 to 12 May 2016.
An average of 47.3 ships transited the canal per day during that period, bearing an average load of 2.74m tonnes per day. The average load per ship was approximately 58,000 tonnes.
In July 2015, before the inauguration of the New Suez Canal, the average daily number of transiting vessels was documented at 47 vessels, bearing an average load of 2.7m tons per day.
Three Danish container ships—the Maersk Maribo, Maersk Mathild, and Maersk McKinny Moller— were the largest ships to transit the canal this week, each carrying 200,360 tonnes.
Traffic data recorded 156 vessels passing through the new channel from the west through the northern entrance, a daily average of 22.3 vessels, bearing a total load of 9.1m tonnes, a daily average of 1.3m tonnes.
Traffic data recored 175 transiting the canal from the south, a daily average of 25 vessels, bearing a total load of 10.16m tonnes, a daily average of 1.45m tonnes.
Cargo load is the main measure of shipping traffic in the Suez Canal and basis for calculated transit fees.
The following table shows Suez Canal traffic from 6 to 12 May 2016:
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