Suez Canal traffic data reported that 230 vessels transited the canal transporting a total load of 18.907m tonnes in the week beginning 25 December.
An average of 47 vessels transited the canal per day, transporting an average load of 2.7m tonnes per day.
The average load per vessel was calculated at 57,300 tonnes.
In July 2015, before the inauguration of the New Suez Canal, the average daily number of transiting vessels was recorded at 47 vessels, with an average load of 2.758m tonnes per day.
Last week, the major vessel Barzan transited the canal carrying 200,607 tonnes. Two major Danish container vessels, Maersk Marchen and Maersk Morten, transited the canal carrying 200,360 tonnes each.
168 vessels transited the canal heading south, a daily average of 24 vessels, and a total load of 8.93m of cargo, a daily average of 1.27m tonnes.
The number of vessels that passed through the new channel coming from the east through the southern entrance was 162 vessels, a daily average of 23 vessels, with total loads of 9.977m tonnes, a daily average of 1.425m tonnes.
Cargo load is the main measure of shipping traffic in the Suez Canal, as cargo load is the metric on which fees for transit are calculated.
Suez Canal Data also reported a revenue decline to $408.4m in November compared to $449.2m in October, which is the lowest revenue since February, when revenues recorded $382m.
The number of vessels transiting the canal also dropped to 1,401 from 1,500 in October.
The following table shows traffic through the Suez Canal between 25 and 31 December, 2015:
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