Kindly note that as per last Wednesday 14/08, the government imposed a state of emergency for one month as a result of some civil unrest potentially seen to advance in some of the prominent cities in Egypt. Also a curfew has been imposed in Cairo and some Egyptian cities including Suez & Alexandria Ports from 1900 hours to 0600 hours.
In spite of the above, all activities in the Suez canal will continue to run normally and will not be affected by the country’s present political state. Vessel movements as well as convoys will also proceed as scheduled while all ports and terminals operations will remain operating with no changes or delays. Furthermore, all incoming/outgoing vessel related bank transactions will be executed regularly.
Source: Dominion Shipping Agencies (Egypt)
DAILY COLLECTION OF MARITIME PRESS CLIPPINGS 2013 – 228 16-08-2013