On the 23rd of March Egypt’s Suez Canal was bought to a standstill as a giant container ship the size of 4 football pitches became lodged as a result of strong winds. Around 12% of global trade passes through the Suez Canal and currently around 32 ships are blocked and unable to move.
DB Schenker is currently working closely on their contingency plans to provide alternative transport solutions whether it is with their rail connections or extended charter schedules. They are working to minimise the impact on cargo flow for the likes of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games.
For more updates on DB Schenker’s operations please visit their website : https://www.dbschenker.com/global