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Suez Canal ports whet Gulf appetites

Shipping container boats cross the Gulf of Suez towards the Red Sea before entering the Suez Canal, in Ain Sokhna, Egypt on 24 April 2017.
Shipping container boats cross the Gulf of Suez towards the Red Sea before entering the Suez Canal, in Ain Sokhna, Egypt on 24 April 2017. © Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters
The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are jockeying to take control of ports that Egypt is privatising at both ends of the Suez Canal, though which 10% of the world's maritime trade transits. [...] (720 words)
Issue dated 05/10/2022 Reading time 3 minutes
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