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Ships Stuck at the Suez Canal Are Considering a Detour Thousands of Miles Around Africa Because of the Container Vessel Blocking the Way

Rocky Weitz discusses the latest in the Ever Given grounding, with Business Insider.

A massive container ship blocking the Suez Canal is forcing shipping companies to consider the agonizing alternative of detouring round the southern tip of Africa. 

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Most routes would differ from that and involve a shorter detour. Prof Rocky Weitz, director of the Fletcher Maritime Studies Program at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, told Insider that a more typical detour would still be thousands of miles longer. 

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