Tag: Suez Canal

Suez Canal – Settlement reached to release ship that blocked Suez Canal (Al Jazeera)

The Suez Canal Authority says it has reached an agreement to settle a financial dispute with the owners of a hulking container ship that blocked...

Suez Canal/China – Suez Closure Brightens the Future of China’s New Silk Road (John C. K. Daly, The Jamestown Foundation)

On March 23, the 240,000-ton, 1,312 feet long (399 meters) Panama-flagged MV container ship Ever Given, drawing 47 ft 7 in (14.5 meters) and carrying...

Suez Canal – The Blocking of the Suez Canal: Lessons and Challenges (INSS)

Tomer Fadlon, Ofir Winter, Shmuel Even In late March 2021, maritime traffic in the Suez Canal was blocked in both directions, after a ship ran aground in...

Suez Canal – Suez Canal receives giant dredger in planned upgrade (Al-Monitor)

The Suez Canal Authority is talking about plans to widen the southern section of the canal, only days after the giant Panama-flagged container vessel,...

(Suez Canal) Suez Canal shipping backlog cleared (Al Jazeera)

Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority said 85 ships expected to pass the canal from both sides on Saturday. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/4/3/suez-canal-shipping-backlog-to-end-on-saturday

(Suez Canal/Russia) The ‘Suez Jam’: A Window of Opportunity for Russia’s Northern Sea Route? (The Jamestown Foundation)

Sergey Sukhankin On March 23, the Suez Canal, one of the world’s busiest transport arteries, became blocked in both directions when the ultra-large Golden-class container...

(Suez Canal) Suez crisis creates winners and losers in the global supply chain (Al Jazeera)

John Psaropoulos The Greek shipowning community, which controls more than a fifth of the world’s ocean-going merchant fleet and more than half of the EU...

(Suez Canal) Egypt: Plan made to use tide to refloat ship blocking Suez Canal (Al Jazeera)

New attempt to be made to free vessel as blockage causes huge traffic jam and forces ships to reroute around Africa. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/3/27/egypt-plan-made-to-use-tide-to-re-float-ship-blocking-suez-canal

(Suez Canal) Africa-bound: Ships set for costly detour amid Suez blockage (Al Jazeera)

Alex Longley, Christian Wienberg and Sheela Tobben Shippers are concerned that a vessel blocking the Suez Canal could take weeks to dislodge. https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2021/3/26/bb-africa-bound-ships-set-for-costly-detour-amid-suez-blockage

(Suez Canal) ‘Beached whale’ ship could block Suez Canal for weeks (Al Jazeera)

The 400-metre-long ship is blocking transit in both directions through one of the world’s busiest shipping channels. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/3/25/beached-whale-ship-could-block-suez-canal-for-weeks

(Suez Canal) Cargo ship stuck in Egypt’s Suez Canal affects shipping worldwide (Al Jazeera)

Efforts to free the ship using dredgers have yet to push the container vessel free, affecting billions of dollars worth of cargo. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/3/25/stuck-ship-in-suez-canal-imperils-shipping-as-traffic-jam-builds

(Suez Canal) Five things to know about the Suez Canal gridlock (Al Jazeera)

The Suez Canal, which handles about 10 percent of international maritime trade, was blocked by container ship, causing a traffic jam. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/3/24/what-is-the-significance-of-the-suez-canal