Suez Canal backlog could cause security crisis in ports

Suez Canal backlog could cause port security crisis

The obstruction of the Suez Canal could lead to a security risk for destination ports and the final mile of the supply chain, according to logistics insurance specialists TT Club. The company said in a statement that global supply chain already strained by the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have been further challenged by […]

SDP 2021: Suez Canal crisis emphasises importance of AI and data science in ports

The blocking of the Suez Canal has emphasised the importance of data science and artificial intelligence (AI) in maritime operations and combined with the COVID-19 pandemic provides an opportunity for the sector to upgrade infrastructure. That was one of the prevailing views expressed during the C-Level Panel session on Day 2 of Smart Digital Ports […]

How will the Suez Canal crisis affect the global supply chain?

The global supply chain is likely robust enough to cope with any fallout from the blockage of the Suez Canal and logistics processes will be able to absorb any problems that will arise from it, as has been apparent in the face of previous supply chain disruptions.   The suspension of traffic through the Suez […]

Container ship EVER GIVEN on Elbe river

Suez Canal free once again after Ever Given cleared

The Suez Canal has been unblocked after the Ever Given was fully refloated on 29 March 2021, according to the Egyptian government. The mega-ship ran aground on 23 March as it travelled along the Suez Canal, one of the globes main trade arteries. In an online update, the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said the […]

Ever Given successfully refloated

Ever Given breakthrough raises hopes of reopening Suez Canal

There is hope that vessels will soon be able to transit the Suez Canal again after the Ever Given was partially refloated. According to Leth Agencies, the vessel was refloated in the early hours of the 29 March 2021, after an “impressive effort and coordination by the Suez Canal Authority” (SCA). The breakthrough comes after […]