This year, it is the 4th year after the inauguration of the New Suez Canal on Aug. 6th, 2015. It is reported by the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) on 6 Aug that the financial year of 2018/2019 records the highest annual revenue, an increase of 5.4% compared to the previous financial year.
In February 2019, SCA announced that rebate would be granted to (Laden/Ballast) Dry Bulk Vessels, operating between Americas’ ports and Asian ports, and remain in force till the end of 2019 (circular no. 3/2018 (https://www.suezcanal.gov.eg/English/Navigation/NavigationCirculars/Pages/nc03.2018.aspx).
The number of Bulk carrier transits through Suez Canal between 2009 and 2018 is summarised as follows.