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Record number of ships passed through Suez in 2021

Despite the blockage in the Suez Canal during spring of last year, the crucial waterway set a record for the number of ships passing through in 2021, reports Bloomberg. The canal is expected to complete an expansion by the middle of next year.

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Never before have so many ships sailed through the Suez Canal as in 2021, reports Bloomberg.

Despite container vessel Ever Given, which last year blocked shipping traffic in the canal for nearly a week, 20,694 ships passed through the canal during the year, according to the media.

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