Record amount of cargo volumes passed through Suez Canal in 2021

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Egypt's Suez Canal Authority has confirmed that despite all the troubles caused by the Ever Given accident last spring, it served a record amount of cargo volumes in 2021.

Record amount of cargo volumes passed through Suez Canal in 2021
Photo: Luigi Rosa / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

According to the figures shared with the MENAFN news agency, around 1.27 billion tons of freight sailed through the canal last year.

That generated revenues of $6.3 billion dollars in transit fees, which is not only a 13% rise on 2019, but also the highest ever recorded, Suez Canal Authority chief Osama Rabie is quoted as saying.

Moreover, 20,694 ships used the canal in 2021, a 9% increase compared to 2020. This means 56 ships per day passed through the canal on average.

The revenue generated could have been even more had it not been for the aforementioned blockage involving the Ever Given container ship. It is though the accident cost the canal $12 million to $15 million each and every day it was not passable.


Photo: Luigi Rosa / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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