Suezmax is a mid-sized cargo ship having the maximum permissible dimensions (length, breadth, and draft) for transiting the Suez Canal, with a dead-weight capacity of between 120,000 to 200,000 tons.
|Beam:||77.5 m (254 ft)|
|Height:||68 m (223 ft)|
|Draft:||20.1 m (66 ft)|
"Suezmax" is a naval architecture term for the largest ship measurements capable of transiting the Suez Canal in a laden condition, and is almost exclusively used in reference to tankers. Since the canal has no locks, the only serious limiting factors are draft (maximum depth below waterline), and height because of the Suez Canal Bridge.