Suez Canal says 140 more ships to transit waterway on Tuesday

Suez Canal Authority chairman Osama Rabie said 95 ships would pass by 1900 local time

  
A ships is seen after sailing through Suez Canal as traffic resumes after a container ship that blocked the waterway was refloated, in Ismailia, Egypt, March 30, 2021.

A ships is seen after sailing through Suez Canal as traffic resumes after a container ship that blocked the waterway was refloated, in Ismailia, Egypt, March 30, 2021.

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CAIRO: The Suez Canal expects to see 140 ships pass through the waterway on Tuesday after 113 transited overnight following the release of a grounded container ship, its chairman said.

Suez Canal Authority chairman Osama Rabie said 95 ships would pass by 1900 local time and a further 45 by midnight, reasserting that he hoped a backlog caused by the blockage would be cleared in three to four days.

(Reporting by Nadine Awadalla, Omar Fahmy and Mahmoud Mourad Writing by Aidan Lewis and Louise Heavens) ((Aidan.Lewis@tr.com; +20-1001174410;))


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