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IF you think the ultimate reason the Suez Canal got blocked last week is because container ships are getting too big, get ready for the future.
ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Suez Canal salvage teams intensified excavation and dredging on Sunday around a massive container ship blocking the busy waterway ahead of attempts to refloat it, with two sources saying work had been complicated by rock under the ship's bow.
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CAIRO (AFP): The owner of a megaship blocking Egypt's Suez Canal hopes to refloat it as early as Saturday (March 27), as the crisis forced companies to re-route services from the vital shipping lane around Africa.
CAIRO (Reuters): Dredging and tugging aimed at freeing a mega vessel stuck in the Suez Canal failed on Friday (March 26) to end a blockage that has lifted shipping rates for fuel tankers and scrambled global supply chains for everything from grains to baby clothes.
TOKYO (Reuters) - A giant ship has blocked the famous Suez Canal but opened up a torrent of memes and gifs lampooning the hapless container carrier, which has been jammed in the waterway since Tuesday.
CAIRO (Reuters) - The Suez Canal stepped up efforts on Friday to free a stuck mega vessel, after an earlier attempt failed to end a blockage that has lifted shipping rates for fuel tankers and disrupted global supply chains for everything from grains to baby clothes.
Port Klang Authority general manager Capt K. Subramaniam said Port Klang and Port of Tanjung Pelepas were the only Malaysian ports receiving calls from Europe and the Mediterranean.
When you can’t shift a ship that’s stuck fast into the wall of a canal that’s vital to world trade, there’s only one thing to do: call the salvage guys.