Sunday, October 17

Suez Canal: how much has the blockade cost so far?

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  • BBC World News

Carguero Ever Given

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Being one of the main economic arteries in the world, the stagnation of the Ever Given freighter has had a series of economic consequences.

After almost a week of effort and uncertainty, this Monday the huge cargo ship Ever Given was finally refloated in the Suez Canal.

Being one of the main economic arteries in the world – through which more than 12% of total trade passes – its stagnation has brought a series of consequences that will end up affecting the pockets of millions of people.

It is estimated that at least 369 boats they were waiting to pass, including container freighters and oil and natural gas tankers.

The situation has caused great concern and frustration in the shipping industry.

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