Press photo-Spectrum of the Seas
CAIRO - 28 April 2019: World largest and most modern vessel “Spectrum of the Seas” passed through Suez Canal on Friday, paid $ 964 thousand fees, according to Mohab Mamish, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority.
Mamish ensured that the Spectrum of the Seas crossed the canal from Barcelona, Spain headed to Shanghai, China safely and securely.
The Chinese officers lauded Suez Canal Development Project that facilitates the passage of giant ships and vessels as well as flexible marketing polices that have succeeded to attract new global container shipping companies that have not crossed the canal before.
The captain of the vessel, Charles Tigi, expressed his pleasure for crossing its first voyage through Suez Canal, stressing that the new channel saves long period of time and fuel.
Tigi also lauded the high efficiency of shipping services provided by the Suez Canal Authority and all involved in the navigation movement.
The vessel is 347 meter long, 41 meter wide and has a total load of 170 thousand tons. It carries about 3700 passengers and 1700 international crew members.
Upon reaching China, it will be the largest and most expensive ship in Asia, according to Guinness World Records.
The ship began its journey from the port of Bremerhaven, Germany on April, 10, 2019 heading South on a long trip through several European ports in the Mediterranean Sea then it crossed Suez Canal before heading to its last destination in Shanghai in the first of June, 2019.
Mamish ensured that the unprecedented records of cargoes and vessel passed through the canal monthly indicates the peerless success of Suez Canal Development Project made under the patronage of President Abdel Fatah al- Sisi and aids of Egyptian people who give a hand to any patriotic project.
“Such huge project aims to improve navigation services and meet the needs of customers and ship owners which reflect positively on the economic growth,” Mamish stated.
Moreover, the new channel of Suez Canal Project witnessed on Friday the passage of 37 giant vessels with a total load of 3.4 million tons.