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A ship passes through the Suez Canal near Port Said

Egypt's Suez Canal March revenues rise 8.5 pct year-on-year

CAIRO (Reuters) - Revenue from Egypt's Suez Canal rose 8.5 percent to $441.9 million in March from $407.4 million in the same month a year ago, Egypt's state information portal said late on Thursday. February revenues stood at $339.3 million, the lowest in four years. The waterway, the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia, is one of Egypt's main sources of foreign currency.