Transport

Suez's big boat blockage could affect NZ connections

Staff reporters
Thu, 25 Mar 2021

The state-run Suez Canal Authority says eight tugboats are trying to shift the Panamanian supertanker after it ran aground in the southern end of the Suez Canal and blocked the traffic in both directions.
Staff reporters
Thu, 25 Mar 2021
New Zealand businesses are waiting and hoping that a ship blocking the Suez Canal will not cause serious delivery delays on this side of the world.One of the world’s biggest container ships is wedged in the Suez Canal, the shortest shipping route between Europe and Asia – a key transit shipping hub for the world and New Zealand.Chris Edwards, vice president of Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation, said the longer the blockage is in place, the worse will be the impact on New Zealand. Exporters sending produce to Europe a...

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