Massacre in Egypt could limit Suez services

The violent escalation of the situation in Egypt, which has led to night curfews, could affect shipping companies' services at the canal, says Suez agent Leth Agencies, though ship traffic remains unaffected.

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The brutal clashes on Wednesday between Morsi's supporters and the military has not affected traffic in the Suez Canal, and there's a simple reason for that, says Jacob Guldager, Branch Manager at Leth Agencies, to ShippingWatch.

"The military is protecting it 100 percent, both in the water, on land and in the air, and they've done so for a long time and especially recently. The Suez Canal is the country's biggest source of income, so they can't affort scaring people away," he says.

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