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Suez Convoys "Continuing" Despite Unrest in Egypt

Created by HButler on 1/30/2013 3:50:42 PM

Civil unrest in Egypt is not impacting operations at the key Suez Canal ports of Ismailia and Suez and Port Said.

A state of emergency has been declared in a number of Suez Canal cities, but Inchcape Shipping Services advised that terminals are operating normally and canal convoys are continuing.

“The Egyptian Army has also been deployed to ensure all vessels can safely navigate the canal and has taken control of the Suez Canal building,” ISS said.

However, ISS Egypt has suspended all husbandry services at all Egyptian ports including crew changes and transfers, Cash to Master and shipments delivery because road transportation is currently deemed unsafe by the company because of the anti-government action nationwide.

“ISS Egypt also recommends for the safety of all personnel that any embarking/disembarking is postponed until the situation settles,” ISS said.

- The Journal of Commerce.

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