Suez Canal blocked by ultra-large container ship in both directions

One of the world's biggest container vessels ran aground in the Suez Canal Tuesday, where it is currently blocking at least 100 vessels from passing through. "It could take a while," assesses transit agent for vessels in the Suez Canal in a comment to ShippingWatch.

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An enormous container vessel ran aground in the Suez Canal in Egypt this Tuesday.

As of Wednesday morning, the ship continues to block vessels from passing through in both directions in one of the world's most important gateways for global trade, report several media, including the Guardian, Reuters and Bloomberg.

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