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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Tanker transits through the Suez Canal down - Suez Canal Authority

Only 105 VLCCs transited the Suez Canal southbound in ballast in January to September this year, compared to 195 for the same period in 2001. The Northbound laden tanker transits are also in decline: until September this year, 767 laden tankers have transited the Suez Canal northbound compared to 926 for the same period in 2001. In the period January to September 2001 82 VLCCs transited the Suez Canal northbound but for the same period this year the number was only 24. Suezmax transits declined by only 2 to 45 and Aframax transits by 12 to 146. The transits for the tankers below 50,000 dwt declined by 88 to 552 transits.