Tugboats and dredgers have so far failed to free a giant cargo ship wedged in the Suez Canal. The situation is creating a traffic jam with approximately 200 vessels waiting on both sides of the canal.
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Workers freed the MV Ever Given earlier, raising hopes of traffic returning to normal along one of the world's most important trade routes.
More than 400 vessels were backed up after the giant container ship Ever Given ran aground, blocking the busy waterway.
A giant container ship blocking the Suez Canal has put the vulnerabilities of global trade center stage. DW looks at the major shipping routes most at risk from unforeseen events.
The Ever Given cargo ship has been successfully refloated in the Suez Canal. But the dayslong blockage of the crucial waterway will have a long-lasting impact on global trade, says DW's Henrik Böhme.
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