Suez Canal blockage adds further problems for global freight market
Published: Wednesday, 24 March 2021
A major blockage of the Suez Canal by a large container ship, leading to a vessel traffic jam, is adding to disruption in the global bulk freight markets.
By Lee Allen
The Ever Given, a large container ship flagged in Panama and
operated by Taiwanese firm Evergreen, was blown off-course by
bad weather late on Tuesday March 23.
The vessel is still blocking traffic travelling in both
directions in the southern part of the Suez Canal, just