*With the Suez Canal blocked by a giant container vessel since 23 March (MEES, 26 March), MEES takes a look at some of the key numbers for the essential transit route.
*The Canal is a key money spinner for Egypt. As the Covid-19 pandemic hit global trade last year revenues fell by 3.2% to $5.61bn (see chart). But this was still the third highest figure on record with revenues from the route central to Egypt’s overall economic health (MEES 5 March). (CONTINUED - 239 WORDS)