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When Ships Run Aground


Six days into its ordeal, the Ever Given was set free. The Japanese-owned container vessel, loaded with 20,000 shipping containers, became wedged sideways while traveling through the Suez Canal. While the ship went on its way and the canal reopened to traffic, the impact of a six-day stoppage in marine transport in that canal meant a massive disruption to supply chains across the world. 

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