Could Egypt build a Suez rail alternative?

Container ship 'Ever Given' stuck in the Suez Canal

The Suez Canal blockage at the end of March involving Evergreen’s container ship managed two significant things. Firstly, it disturbed the global supply chain, and secondly, it brought to the surface an interesting issue: that of a rail alternative to the busy Suez Canal. The high-speed railway line in Egypt connecting Al Sokhna with El Alamein and, respectively, the Red Sea with the Mediterranean made the news once again, promising substantial gains.

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Author: Nikos Papatolios

Nikos Papatolios is editor of RailFreight.com, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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Could Egypt build a Suez rail alternative? | RailFreight.com

Could Egypt build a Suez rail alternative?

Container ship 'Ever Given' stuck in the Suez Canal

The Suez Canal blockage at the end of March involving Evergreen’s container ship managed two significant things. Firstly, it disturbed the global supply chain, and secondly, it brought to the surface an interesting issue: that of a rail alternative to the busy Suez Canal. The high-speed railway line in Egypt connecting Al Sokhna with El Alamein and, respectively, the Red Sea with the Mediterranean made the news once again, promising substantial gains.

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Author: Nikos Papatolios

Nikos Papatolios is the Chief Editor of RailFreight.com, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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