25 February 2013

Egypt: World's Biggest Cargo Ship Transits Suez Canal

The world's biggest cargo ship Maxi Brazil transited the Suez Canal for the third time with a cargo of 246,000 tons.

"Max Brazil has transited the canal from Ukraine and headed to South Africa with a cargo of 246,000 tons of raw iron on board," Mohab Memish, the Head of the Suez Canal Authority, said on Sunday 24/2/2013.

Memish said a group of qualified navigators from the canal authority helped the ship transit the waterway.

Maxi Brazil is 320 meters long and 54 meters wide with a draught of 63 meters.

Memish had earlier visited workers of the Suez Canal's Naval Arsenal to get acquainted with their demands.

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