Egypt's Suez Canal will coordinate with clients to find ways to reduce the effects of the Red Sea crisis on trade, Canal Authority Chairman Osama Rabie said in a meeting with Soren Toft, the CEO of shipping giant MSC, on Wednesday.

Attacks by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis on vessels in the Red Sea - in what the group describes as acts of solidarity with Palestinians in the Gaza war - have disrupted global shipping and forced firms to take longer, more costly routes.

(Reporting by Yusri Mohammed, Writing by Jana Choukeir, Editing by Andrew Heavens)