Suez Canal traffic data revealed that 227 ships transited the canal, with a total load of 13.8m tonnes, from 29 May to 2 June.
An average of 45.4 ships transited the canal per day during that period, with an average load of 2.74m tonnes per day. The average load per ship was about 60,800 tonnes during that period.
Compared to July 2015, prior to 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.
One major Danish container ship, Munkebo Maersk, transited the canal carrying 200,360 tonnes.
The number of vessels that passed through the new channel coming from the west through the northern entrance was 102 vessels, with a daily average of 20.4 vessels, and a total load of 6.5m tonnes, recording a daily average of 1.3m tonnes.
Meanwhile, 125 ships transited the canal coming from the south, with a daily average of 25 vessels, and a total load of 7.3m tonnes, recording a daily average of 1.46m 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 29 May to 2 June 2016:
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