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Suez Canal blockage: how cargo ships like Ever Given became so huge, and why they're causing problems

By Evangelos Boulougouris, Professor, Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde
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The six-day blockage of the Suez Canal by a megaship named Ever Given came to an end on March 29 after salvage teams used dredging and tug boats to heave the vessel back into operation.

The capacity of a single vessel to block one of the world’s busiest shipping corridors, creating a traffic jam of hundreds of boats, has sparked…

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