Middle East

Strike hits Safaga

Cairo: Dozens of trucks coming from various Gulf states have all backed up at the Egyptian Safaga Port, due to a strike by brokers and shipowners demanding the General Customs Director quit.

Businesses are being hindered due to harmful decisions taken by the General Customs Director, stated Rahim Kamal, owner of one of the shipping companies in the area.

He also added that there are about 250 shipping companies operating at Safaga port , each having about 20 employees, all are striking for the Director's leave. [22/09/14]

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