EVER GIVEN operated by EVERGREEN Marine
One of the most important shipping routes in the world, the Suez Canal, has been blocked by a massive container ship for a day.
Ever Given, a nearly 200-foot-wide, 1,300-foot-long cargo ship sailing under a Panamanian flag, has caused a transcontinental logjam in the Egyptian waters, which directly connect Europe to Asia.
The ship is en route to Rotterdam, Netherlands, from the Yantian district of China, according to Vessel Finder.
The ship had traveled through Taipei and Malaysia and had planned on arriving in the Netherlands on March 31 before winding up perpendicular and blocking hundreds of cargo ships from both sides.
Hundreds of ships, carrying Billion$ worth of timely cargo, are blocked going in both directions. Enjoy the weather, folks. Gonna be a spell before the last vessels in either line get through and back on course.