New cargo record for Egypt’s Suez Canal
Egypt's nationalised Suez Canal has recorded a new daily cargo quota, which may well break the daily revenue record of $14.3 million set in August of this year.
The canal, Egypt's third largest contributor to the country’s GDP, recorded over seventy-six cargo vessels carrying 2.8 million tonnes of cargo in just one day. The 19th century canal's management said that fares were expected to exceed $13 million and could even break the 14.3 million set on the 21st. of August.
The diverse range of cargo included petroleum products, general goods and mercantile, motor vehicles, and a range of minerals including iron ore.