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Why Suez Canal disruption is a wake-up call for global supply chains

Almost a week after mega container ship Ever Given became lodged in the Suez Canal causing widespread disruption to global trade, the ship has been refloated and the first of the 420+ vessels that were trapped behind it are resuming their journey.  The Suez Canal, an artificial waterway that separates Africa from Asia, is one of the world’s busiest trade routes. It is a critical channel for the import and export of containerised goods and is a key trade route for Europe and Asia. Acco