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.
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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. 


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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