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Elham AbolFateh

Egypt

20 Ships transit Suez Canal on Friday

Friday 22/September/2017 - 03:40 PM
Sada El Balad
Sada ElBalad-Yara Sameh

Port Said Port Authority announced that roughly 20 ships transited the canal on Friday.

Port Said port is considered one of the most important Egyptian ports on the Mediterranean sea due to its geographical site where it is located on the Eastern entrance of the Suez canal, and also on the entrance of the biggest global navigational channel (the Suez Canal) and at the mid of biggest commercial navigational channel linking Europe with the East and it is also considered biggest crossing traffic port in the world, according to Maritime Transport Sector (MTS).

The port is bordered by an illusory line seawards reaching as from the end of the western barrier of Suez Canal channel until the end of the Eastern barrier of the canal from the sea side. Whereas southwards an illusory line extends from the end of the Link channel reaching to Eastern side of the Suez Canal.

The Suez Canal is one of the most important waterways in the world.

The canal is extensively used by modern ships, as it is the fastest crossing from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian Ocean.

Tolls paid by the vessels represent an important source of income for the Egyptian government.

Railway and a sweet water canal are run on the west bank parallel to the Suez Canal.

The Suez Canal is a sea level Canal and the height of water level differs slightly and the extreme tidal range is 65 cm in the north and 1.9 m in the south.

The banks of the Canal are protected against the wash and waves، generated by the transit of ships، by revetments of hard stones and steel sheet piles corresponding to the nature of soil in every area.

On both sides of the Canal, there are mooring bollards every 125 m for the mooring of vessel in case of emergency, and kilometric sign posts helping locate the position of ships in the waterway.

The navigable channel is bordered by light and reflecting buoys as navigational aids to night traffic.

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