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57 ships transit Suez Canal, Mamish

Sat, Oct. 7, 2017
ISMAILIA, Egypt - 7 October 2017: Fifty-seven ships transited the Suez Canal on Saturday, with a total cargo of four million tons, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority Mohab Mamish said Saturday.

The south-bound convoy included 24 ships laden with 1.9 million tons while the north-bound convoy included 33 vessels carrying 2.1 million tons, Mamish said.

It is a record number for vessels and its cargo volumes in one day, he said, adding this boded well for Egypt and its economy.
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