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26-DEC-94/2 JAN 95


Suez Canal To Increase Permissible Draft To 59 Ft. In 1996

The Suez CanalAuthority in early December embarked on a new phase in the deepening andwidening of the canal to increase the permissible draft of vessels using thewaterway from the present 56 ft. to 59 ft. by October 1996. This will enablefully laden vessels of up to 200,000 dwt to transit the canal, as compared withthe current maximum of 160,000 dwt. The previous expansion phase, which was...