New attempt to be made to free vessel as blockage causes huge traffic jam and forces ships to reroute around Africa.
Alex Longley, Christian Wienberg and Sheela Tobben
Shippers are concerned that a vessel blocking the Suez Canal could take weeks to dislodge.
The 400-metre-long ship is blocking transit in both directions through one of the world’s busiest shipping channels.
Efforts to free the ship using dredgers have yet to push the container vessel free, affecting billions of dollars worth of cargo.
The Suez Canal, which handles about 10 percent of international maritime trade, was blocked by container ship, causing a traffic jam.
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