A ship canal is a canal especially intended to accommodate ships used on the oceans, seas or lakes to which it is connected, as opposed to a barge canal intended to carry barges and other vessels specifically designed for river and/or canal navigation. Because of the constraints of accommodating vessels capable of navigating large bodies of open water, a ship canal typically offers deeper water and higher bridge clearances that a barge canal of similar vessel length and width constraints.
Ship canals may be specially constructed from the start to accommodate ships, or less frequently they may be enlarged barge canals, or canalized or channelized rivers. There are no specific minimum dimensions for ship canals, with the size being largely dictated by the size of ships in use nearby at the time of construction or enlargement.
Ship canals may be constructed for a number of reasons, including:
To create a shortcut and avoid lengthy detours.
To create a navigable shipping link between two land-locked seas or lakes.
The authority stated that the agreement aims to increase the rate of ships transiting the canal ... The Danish shipping company ... The monthly transit rate in the canal rose to historical levels, after 2,103 ships were recorded, with a record tonnage of 125.1 million tons.
CAIRO - 11 August 2022. SuezCanal revenues recorded about LE 12.3 billion ... The number of ships transiting the Suez Canal during 2021/22 also witnessed an increase of 15.7 percent, recording about 22,000 ships, compared to 19,000 ships in 2020/2021.
The situation — just four years after a historic halt to Rhine shipping — adds urgency to the EU efforts to make inland shipping more resilient ... “The capacity for inland shipping is going to be severely limited as long as there’s not a lot of rain in the area,” he said.
Like other countries dependent on the shipping lane through the Red Sea and SuezCanal, Iran stepped up its naval presence in the Gulf of Aden after a wave of attacks by Somalia-based pirates between 2000 and 2011.
The situation - just four years after a historic halt to Rhine shipping - adds urgency to European Union efforts to make inland shipping more resilient ... "The capacity for inland shipping is going to be severely limited as long as there's not a lot of rain in the area," he said.
He explains that in the exceptionally dry year of 2019, the canal authorities had to reduce the amount of water they used to operate the locks, which meant that ships could not carry such heavy cargo because there was less water between the keel of the ship and the bottom of the canal.
The most important Kaub river choke point on the Rhine, through which ships to the industrial areas of Mannheim and Karlsruhe have to ... Low water conditions on rivers and canals might prevail until the middle or end of August, but could then ease, freeing up more shipping space.
On 6 August, SuezCanalAuthority (SCA) Chairman Osama Rabie announced that daily traffic in the Canal had recorded a new all-time high with 89 ships carrying a total net tonnage of 5.2 million tons had passed through in both directions on 6 August, the highest daily traffic rate in the waterway’s history, according to Mr Rabie.
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Today, about 98 vessels crossed the canal, figures, which could not be reached if the new canal does not exist, the SCA chief said, adding the new canal reduce the time of the crossing from 22 hours to 11 hours only as well as increasing the number of the crossing ships from 17,000 to 25,000 every year.