Shipping industry journalist Rose George speaks with The Day's Laila Harrak about the importance of the Suez Canal. The waterway has been blocked for days by a cargo ship that ran aground.
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Japanese shipping companies are looking to reduce their reliance on the Suez Canal. They are stepping up their search for an alternative route connecting East Asia to key markets in Europe.
Workers freed the MV Ever Given earlier, raising hopes of traffic returning to normal along one of the world's most important trade routes.
Traffic along one of the world's most important trade routes has come to a standstill as tugboats and excavation trucks do their best to dislodge the 400-meter vessel.
The Ever Given has been freed in the Suez Canal and traffic has begun to flow again. The container ship was blocking the canal for nearly a week, holding up billions in trade.
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