He noted that the Russian-Ukrainian war has no impact on the trade movement, and this is an indication of the important role of the canal as a major trade corridor globally.
The average of daily crossing ships reached 72 vessels over this year, he said, noting that the highest daily crossing rates was recorded last March, with 107 ships.
For his part, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis said that the Suez Canal will remain one of the strategic axes of the global trade movement, praising the canal's integrated vision in developing its capabilities to play its vital role optimally.
The new floating dock is the latest addition to the Port Said marine arsenal, which includes three other floating docks used in the maintenance and repair of ships and marine units of the Authority, Rabie added.
The Oil tanker AFFINITY V coming from Portugal run aground in the Suez Canal at 7 pm (Cairo time) on Wednesday and was released into its navigational course 5 hours later.
The giant ship was escorted by two tugboats Mosaed 1 and Mosaed 2 during its journey in the canal.
Work of the pulling the ship to reflaot it will resume by tugs "Baraka 1" and "Izzat Adel," following the end of dredging work, SCA chief said, noting that the average of the total amount of sand that is being dredged is between 15,000 and 20,000 cubic meters.
The Egyptian Ministry of Transport announced in a statement that the resumption of the maritime movement comes in light of the commitment of all the Ula Summit signatories to open all sea, land, and air ports.
The cabinet media center said in a statement Friday that it has contacted the Suez Canal Authority, which dismissed these reports stressing that navigation movement at the Suez Canal is normal.
Trade maritime navigation went normally in Suez Canal on Sunday as a total of 44 vessels with 2.2 million tons of cargos crossed the canal from both directions.
The U.S. Navy stands ready to ensure freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce, a spokesman for the U.S. military's Central Command.