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Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Authorities in Alexandria impose fees on transporting hazardous goods

Security authorities in Alexandria are imposing fees on transporting hazardous materials out of the city’s main port, according to a letter from the security directorate to shippers picked up by Al Mal. Shipments containing explosive substances or chemicals classified as dangerous will incur “transportation safety” fees of EGP 100-110 for each km traveled. Alexandria International Container Terminals earlier this month doubled fees it charges for handling containers carrying hazardous goods inside the port. The new safety guidelines come after August’s Beirut port blast which has seemingly prompted authorities to take additional preventative measures.

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