''No reports of disruption to shipping ops due to Egypt crisis''

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New Delhi, Feb 1 (PTI) The government today it has notreceived any report of disruption of India''s shippingmovements through the Suez canals "so far" in the wake ofEgyptian crisis.

A senior official in the Shipping Ministry said here thatstate-owned shipliner SCI has negligible operations throughSuez Canal and it has not been impacted due to the crisis inEgypt.

"We have not received any report from either ShippingCorporation of India (SCI) or the maritime industry about anydisruption so far," he said.

With the problems in Egypt escalating, there are fearsthat the crucial Suez canal link connecting the MediterraneanSea and the Red Sea could be disrupted.

Meanwhile, SCI said that it carries only a small numberof containers to Egyptian destinations and so far there is nodisturbance in the movement there.

"As far as SCI is concerned, it only carries a smallnumber of containers to Egyptian destinations. It has not beeimpacted," SCI Chairman S Hajara said.

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