Egypt shuts Alexandria and Dekheila ports because of bad weather

The ports are among Egypt's largest and can each handle a maximum of 1 million 20ft-equivalent units

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. Container trucks stand in line on the road due to bad weather in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, March 30, 2019.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Container trucks stand in line on the road due to bad weather in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, March 30, 2019.

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CAIRO  - Egypt's Mediterranean ports of Alexandria and Dekheila were closed on Wednesday due to poor weather, state news agency MENA reported.

The ports are among Egypt's largest and can each handle a maximum of 1 million 20ft-equivalent units (TEUs).

(Reporting by Lilian Wagdy, writing by Nafisa Eltahir; editing by Jason Neely) ((Nafisa.Eltahir@thomsonreuters.com;))


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