Down by the quayside in Port Said, two worlds steam past each other on the waves. One is packed tightly into a squat green ferry: chain-smoking taxi drivers, hollering fish-bait hawkers and countless chattering families. The other – a colossus – yawns silently above them: 100,000 gross tonnes of solid steel, 15,000 cargo containers, and not a person in sight. For a fleeting moment the little passenger vessel locks paths with this hulking backbone of global trade. And then it chugs on, across to the other bank where the next batch of city commuters…
Picture of recently deposed president Hosni Mubarak in Port Fouad
Ship exits Suez Canal into Gulf of Suez
Employees at DP World Sokhna container terminal and port
Crane jaw at DP World Sokhna container terminal and port
Worker at ship building yard along Suez Canal
Pier modelled on passenger ferry under construction in Port Said
Small entertainment boats on lake next to Suez Canal
Containers at DP World Sokhna being searched by customs officials
Fishing boats along Suez Canal in Port Said
Military memorial in Suez City
Ismailia resident out for early-morning clam collecting
Fisherman at passenger terminal in Port Said
Container vessel passing through town of Suez
Bridge over Suez Canal previously known as Mubarak Peace Bridge
Vessel passing through Suez on way to Mediterranean
Statue modelled on bayonet in military camp alongside Suez Canal, Ismailia
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