No. 18



Suez Canal Petroleum Traffic More Than Doubles In 2000

The total volume of crude oil and petroleum products transported through the Suez Canal in 2000 (both northbound and southbound) increased by 125% to 52.976mn tons, compared to 23.529mn tons in 1999, according to the annual report of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA). This increase in traffic, mainly on the south to north route (up from 18.2mn tons in 1999 to 44.6mn tons in 2000 see Tables 1 and 2 below) is...