Suez Canal leaves transit fees unchanged for 2011

ISMAILIA, Egypt, March 3 Thu Mar 3, 2011 6:09am EST

ISMAILIA, Egypt, March 3 (Reuters) - Egypt's Suez Canal Authority said on Thursday it was leaving its transit fees unchanged until the end of 2011.

The Suez Canal, unaffected by political turmoil in Egypt, is an important source of foreign currency for Egypt, along with tourism, oil and gas exports and remittances from Egyptians living abroad. (Reporing Yusri Mohamed; Writing by Patrick Werr in Cairo)