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Blockage of the Suez Canal: World trade threatened


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The container ship “Ever Given” is still stranded in the middle of the Suez Canal (Egypt), blocking part of world trade. Some ships have turned to the Cape of Good Hope.
Ships stranded by the hundreds. On Thursday evening, March 25, they still hoped that the container ship, which ran aground in the middle of the Suez Canal (Egypt), would be quickly cleared. These maps show the position of the boats in real time. We see two gigantic traffic jams that have formed in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. While some are circling in the water, other ships have turned to the Cape of Good Hope, where the traffic has never been so intense.

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Result of this immense detour, which adds 6,000 km to bypass Africa: delivery delays and prices which should increase for consumer goods. “This webcam I’m talking to you would never have reached me without the modern navy, my computer and everything on my desk too. Container ships bring us 90% of what we get. possesses”, says Rose George, author of the book Ninety Percent of Everything (Mc Millan Libri). The price of oil jumped 6% on Wednesday March 24, before declining yesterday. In the meantime, the operations to unlock the “Ever Given” could last several weeks.



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