Traffic passing through Egypt's Suez Canal on Saturday reached an all-time record per day in the canal's history with 89 ships carrying a total net tonnage of 5.2 million tons passing through both directions.
Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Chairman Osama Rabea said in a statement that a total of 44 ships had passed through the canal from the north with a net tonnage of three million tons.
He confirmed that 45 ships also crossed from the south with a net tonnage of 2.2 million tons.
Earlier in July, Rabea said the Canal revenue reached $704 million.
The figure reflected a 32.4% increase from the same month last year, when the canal only recorded $531.8 million.
The canal is the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia and one of the Egyptian government’s main sources of foreign currency.