Mohab Mamish, Chairman of Suez Canal Authority - File Photo
CAIRO – 31 August 2017: The Suez Canal saw the crossing of 9.8 million tons of petroleum substances and their derivatives of benzene, diesel, mazut (heavy oil) and petroleum gases in July 2017, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Mohab Mamish told reporters.
The vital waterway witnessed the crossing of 5.836 million tons of petroleum substances, 1.724 million tons of benzene and 1.429 million tons of diesel and Mazut in July, as per a report released by the SCA.
Around 36,000 tons of Mazut, 45,000 tons of petroleum gases and 272,000 tons of other substances crossed the canal in the same month.
Roughly 1,453 ships crossed the canal with cargos weighing 87,969,000 tons in July, compared with 1,420 ships with cargos weighing 84,474,000 tons in July 2016.
These comprise 365 oil tankers carrying cargos weighing 14,920,000 tons, compared with 335 oil tankers with 14,579,000 tons cargo in the same month last year.
Meanwhile, 42 gas carriers with 4,355,000 tons of cargo passed through the canal this July, compared with 43 carriers with 4,630,000 tons of cargo in July 2016.