Record number of ships pass through Suez Canal

The Suez Canal has recorded its highest daily transit rate since it came into operation in 1869.

The canal authority said 107 ships passed through it in a day, carrying 6.3 million tonnes of goods.

Traffic included one of the world’s largest container ships travelling from Greece to Malaysia.

The authorities attribute the increased transit rates to an expansion project completed in 2016.

The Suez Canal – which links the Red Sea to the Mediterranean – is one of the world’s busiest waterways.

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