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Largest container ship transits Suez Canal

Monday, 11 July 2016 | 10:00

Head of the Suez Canal Authority Mohab Mamish said that Suez Canal is the largest and greatest canal in the world.

In a press release, Mamish said that the canal received on Friday 08/07/2016 the largest container ship in the world with a total cargo of 200,000 tons, adding that the ship was coming from Malaysia en route to the UK.

Mamish added that the canal is now able to receive larger ships after the latest developments and the digging of the New Suez Canal.

A total of 47 ships transited Suez Canal on Friday with a total cargo of 2.3 million tons, Mamish further said.

He noted that a US aircraft carrier also transited Suez Canal on Friday.
Source: State Information Service of Egypt

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