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Ever Given's Suez Canal blockage still disrupting global shipping

High sea freight rates and traffic jams force exporters to try air, rail routes

U.S. ports are grappling with logjams due to insufficient handling capacity amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.   © Reuters

TOKYO/CAIRO -- Global shipping is still suffering ramifications a month after the giant Ever Given container ship ran aground in Egypt's Suez Canal and blocked the key waterway for about a week.

Ports across the world are still clearing cargo logjams from March 23 when the ship first got stuck in the main shipping route between East and West. But even before the accident, global shipping was already facing disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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