The Ever Given container ship lodged sideways on March 24, blocking all traffic through Egypt’s Suez Canal. Photo: Twitter The Ever Given container ship lodged sideways on March 24, blocking all traffic through Egypt’s Suez Canal. Photo: Twitter
The Ever Given container ship lodged sideways on March 24, blocking all traffic through Egypt’s Suez Canal. Photo: Twitter
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Suez Canal blockage shows vulnerability of world’s trade choke points

  • The canal is just one of 14 choke points that experts have identified as vital to global food, oil and grain supplies. Yet there remains a lack of international effort to address such fragilities

The Ever Given container ship lodged sideways on March 24, blocking all traffic through Egypt’s Suez Canal. Photo: Twitter The Ever Given container ship lodged sideways on March 24, blocking all traffic through Egypt’s Suez Canal. Photo: Twitter
The Ever Given container ship lodged sideways on March 24, blocking all traffic through Egypt’s Suez Canal. Photo: Twitter
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.