Revenues from Suez Canal traffic rose during the July 2000-February 2001 period, from $124 billion during the corresponding period a year earlier, to $1.30 billion, reported the Suez Canal Authority.
Total tonnage of vessels passing through the canal was also up during the eight-month period, increasing from 258 million tons during July 1999-February 2000, to 307 million tons from July 2000 to February 2001.
Traffic of both oil-related and non-oil related vessels was also up during the corresponding period, with the number of non-oil vessels increasing from 7650 to 7785, and of oil vessels climbing from 1424 to 1772. — (Albawaba-MEBG)
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