Customer Advisory - Suez Canal

We would like to inform you that the clearing of the vessel backlog at the Suez Canal is progressing well. We have seen 43 vessels from the total queue passing the canal on Monday 29th March, with a further 66 vessel on Tuesday, we expect full operation to be in place by middle of this week.

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