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334 ships transit Suez Canal last week carrying 17.4m tonnes

Suez Canal traffic data showed that 334 ships transited the canal from 14 to 20 October, with a total load of 17.4m tonnes. An average of 47.7 ships transited the canal per day during that period, with an average load of 2.49m tonnes per day. The average load per ship was about 52,100 tonnes during …

Mohamed Ahmed

Egypt looks for long-term payoff on the New Suez Canal

By Oxford Business Group The expansion of Egypt’s strategically vital Suez Canal, completed in early August, could be a significant step towards solidifying its position as a logistics and trade centre, leveraging its location astride major East-West shipping routes. The goal of boosting traffic on the 163 km long canal – a key source of …

Daily News Egypt

People on the margin of New Suez Canal’s opening

Dreaming of open horizons of water and playing with miniature boats might have been the way young Marwa El-Slehdar spent her childhood nights, aspiring for a major that only men dominated. El-Slehdar who is the first and only shipmaster in Egypt added a new milestone to her outstanding resume last Thursday on the inauguration of …

Daily News Egypt