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January 10, 2022

Egypt Closes Two Mediterranean Ports Due to Bad Weather

Port of Alexandria Credit: Lukasz Z/AdobeStock

Port of Alexandria Credit: Lukasz Z/AdobeStock

Egypt closed the two Mediterranean ports of Alexandria and Dekheila on Monday as a result of bad weather, the Alexandria Port Authority said in a statement.

The ports will remain closed until the weather improves, the authority said.

The ports are among the largest in Egypt and each can handle up to 1 million 20ft-equivalent units (TEUs). 

(Reporting by Ahmed Salem; writing by Sarah El Safty; editing by Jason Neely)