Inside Story

Can another Suez Canal blockage be avoided?

Salvage crews refloat container vessel stuck on major shipping route.

A major disruption to global trade is closer to being resolved.

Salvage crews set free the Ever Given, a container ship that has been wedged across Egypt’s Suez Canal for nearly a week.

It created a major traffic jam on the main shipping route between Asia and Europe, costing billions of dollars.

How long will it take to clear the backlog on the canal and can another mishap such as this be avoided?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom


Stuart Neil – communications director, International Chamber of Shipping

Christina Bueger – professor of international relations, University of Copenhagen

Maged Mandour – Egyptian political analyst