Suez Canal to be expanded following Ever Given accident

In order to increase security and capacity in the Suez Canal, the canal authority plans to enlarge the southern part of the canal, resulting in two waterways. The expansion follows the accident with Ever Given in 2021.

Container ship Ever Given is pulled free after blocking the Suez Canal for a week. | Photo: Handout/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

The southern part of the Suez Canal will be given an extra waterway in order to increase security and capacity after the accident with container ship Ever Given, which blocked the canal for a week in March 2021.

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