Maritime services provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising that most port operations are currently continuing in Port Said, Ismailia and Suez, and canal convoys have not been interrupted despite ongoing disturbances in Egypt and a state of emergency being declared in the three Suez canal cities. The Egyptian Army has also been deployed to ensure all vessels can safely navigate the canal and has taken control of the Suez Canal building.
ISS Egypt has however suspended all husbandry services at all Egyptian ports including crew changes and transfers, Cash to Master and shipments delivery as road transportation is currently deemed unsafe by the company due to the anti- government action nationwide. ISS Egypt also recommends for the safety of all personnel that any embarking/disembarking is postponed until the situation settles.
ISS Egypt will continue to monitor developments on behalf of ship owners and operators.