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Suez Canal earns revenue of $3 billion in first half of 2021 - chairman

FILE PHOTO: A container ship is seen beside cranes at the Suez canal near Ismailia port city, northeast of Cairo

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's Suez Canal earned revenue of $3 billion in the first six months of 2021, up 8.8% compared with the same period last year, Osama Rabie, the canal authority chairman, said on Sunday.

The canal authority will receive a tug boat with a pulling capacity of about 75 tonnes‮ ‬as part of a settlement to release the container ship Ever Given, which blocked traffic at the waterway for six days in March, Rabie told a private TV channel.

(Reporting by Omar Fahmy; Writing by Mahmoud Mourad; Editing by Daniel Wallis)

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