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SCA Invites Bids for Limited Suez Canal Expansion

The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has invited international companies to submitbids for a limited expansion scheme for the Suez Canal. The bidding, opened on14 March, is for expanding about 43 kms. of the Canal from the Great BitterLake to the Canal's southern tip on the Gulf of Suez with the object of makingthat section navigable for fully-loaded tankers of up to 180,000 dwt. TheCanal's current capacity for...