Monday, March 4, 2024

The Suez Canal … Unprecedented numbers despite “epidemics and crime”


Said the head of the Suez Canal. Osama RobbieLast October, 1847 ships passed, an increase of 14 per cent from 1620 ships in October 2020.

Total net tonnes, according to Rabi, was 112 million and 100 thousand tonnes, a difference of 11 million and 500 thousand tonnes, an increase of 11.4 per cent.

Revenue and gas carriers

And about Suez Canal Revenue, In October 2021, achieved a significant increase in revenue of 12.4 percent, its chairman added, which was $ 551 million and $ 100 thousand in October, 60 million 900 thousand more than last year.

Robbie attributed the increase in navigation figures to the results of flexible marketing policies followed by the Suez Canal in dealing with various types of vessels, especially liquefied natural gas tanks, 84 tanks, an increase of 82.6 percent.

Net tonnage of LNG carriers increased by 87.5 per cent to 9.3 million tonnes in October.

Boom in 2021

From January to October 2021, the canal’s navigation figures recorded a significant increase in the number of vessels and tons, reaching 17,020 vessels, an increase of 8.8 percent.

In the first ten months of this year, transportation net tonnage increased by 8.4 per cent to one billion and 50 million tonnes from January to October.

In terms of revenue, the Egyptian channel reached $ 5.2 billion as of last October, an increase of 12.4 percent, according to official figures.

This boom is coming in revenue Suez Canal Despite various challenges recently, especially the ongoing corona infection and the accident of the Panama ship “Ever Given” on the Suez Canal a few months ago.

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In the face of the Corona crisis, Suez Canal has pursued a marketing policy since January 2020, which includes cuts of 17 to 75 percent.

Corona year

Maritime expert, Landmark Marine Chief, Capt. Amar Kataya, Suez Canal during an epidemic Corona In 2020 and 2021, it was completed in an effective way to regulate the route of ships to ensure freedom of navigation and regulation of global trade traffic.

In an interview with “Sky News Arabia”, Kataya explained, “During the epidemic, work procedures did not prevent guides and technical crews from coming to practice their work on passing ships, while maintaining anti-virus measures, especially in ports and Suez ports, which had a significant impact on the situation. ” Regular transport without delay.

He continued: “The professionalism of the work of the guides, captains and engineers of power was reflected in the regulation of passing rates, especially … Ports Globally, it was adversely affected by the Corona, and some of them were subject to closure, and with the exception of the Suez Canal, global trade movement was almost halted.

The challenge given by anyone

Success was confirmed by a maritime expert Egypt In saving the giant container ship “Ever givenAfter its accidental deviation, it strengthened the importance of the Suez Canal and the confidence of the international shipping lanes within it.

The efforts and studies carried out by the Suez Canal during the “Ever Given” crisis “showed the efficiency of the staff of power in the accurate and precise use of engines while the world watched and waited for the causes of nature.”

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At the end of his speech with Sky News Arabia, the Egyptian captain stressed, “The depth of the canal, its modes of transport and its operating systems are universally appreciated and the performance of the guides working on it contributes to the successful transportation of giant ships.”

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