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Suez Canal blockage costing global trade almost $10B a day

Suez Canal blockage costing global trade almost $10B a day

One of the world’s largest cargo ships, the Ever Given, has been wedged in the Suez Canal for more than two days. The blockage could take weeks to untangle, and threatens to wreak havoc on global trade. The cargo ship is blocking an estimated $9.5B worth of shipments daily. At least 150 ships are now stuck. 12% of total global trade passes through the Suez Canal.

Chris
Chris
Milkshake
Milkshake 3 weeks

I have a possible solution. Check each container on the ship. Pray to the Heavens that there is one filled with drugs or Human trafficking victims and call the entire ordeal worth it to squeeze a greater positive out of a negative. To the Captain in command of this venture: o7. Bruv, I feel bad enough for you I think the emotional damage and apprehension you've suffered so far is punishment enough. Don't Sepuku please. Heavens have mercy on your soul. Nobody deserves this much World collectively creating a WAAAAAGHHH against them and the collective psychic pressure. 😂

Azshara
Azshara 3 weeks

But there's a Deep Sea Schlong on the ocean, so it's worth a few Brits loosing out on their imported Salt and Pepper (cause we all know they don't use any other spices)

jamie
jamie 3 weeks

This is a much bigger issue than they say not to mention some would say it was intentional.

Seekster
Seekster 3 weeks

This is actually a major issue.

Doug
Doug 3 weeks

Some say waiting a few days for highest tide may help. AFAICT, current high tide 6' but a foot higher on the 30th.

James
James 3 weeks

Actually it is NOT costing global trade $10 billion a day, it will be costing the end consumer - you and me.

Ben
Ben 3 weeks

This shows how fragile the world capitalistic economic system is. If you couldn't see that already.

Slevin Kelevra
Slevin Kelevra 3 weeks

Biden insisted on driving the thing.

Shmule
Shmule 3 weeks

Gotta love the irony. Ever Given is doing a lot of taking; and Evergreen is wasting a lot of carbon émissions ... Anyone tried Drano yet?

Indo
Indo 3 weeks

Well we have to learn. The costlier it gets the better our response to remedy it !? Especially with that much of clumsy n rusty bulkers with very little mobility roaming our pot bellied oceanic expanse.

Nickel
Nickel 3 weeks

Remember the 1967 Israeli and Egyptian war Egypt mind the canal with the million mines in sunk ships on the entrance and exit of the canal in some ships were stranded in between 8 year blockage

Indo
Indo 3 weeks

Look at this way. It had to happen. Now is best for all. Global lockdown. Back to the drawing board for merchant marine technology that rusting in the wind.

themdg
themdg 3 weeks

Oh woops...

Omega
Omega 3 weeks

They just need to dissolve a tanker ship full of Ex-Lax upstream from the stuck boat! (Fixed speech to text typos)

Yuri bezmenov
Yuri bezmenov 3 weeks

I loled pretty hard at that little excavator.

Angry_Face
Angry_Face 3 weeks

Why do I feel this is a politically motivated 'accident'

World
World 3 weeks

Not an accident 👍

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