Posts Tagged ‘canal’

Turkey’s Erdogan takes first step in ‘crazy’ canal project

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday took the first step in the construction of a ship canal skirting Istanbul that the government says will ease marine traffic in the Bosporus Strait. “Today we are opening a new page in the history of Turkey’s development,” Erdogan said in a bridge ground-breaking ceremony in Sazlidere, west […]

The Objective Need to Find an Alternative to the Suez Canal is Obvious to All

Given the apparent congestion of the Suez Canal and the continuing objective threats of new accidents on this transport route, as well as on the sections associated with it, the question of finding an alternative to this route has become very acute. Ships have continually run aground here ever since the Suez Canal was opened. […]

Search for an Alternative to the Suez Canal is becoming Increasingly Relevant

On May 28, the administration of the Suez Canal once again had to take emergency measures to unblock this highly congested global transportation artery. The 353-meter-long container ship Maersk Emerald ran aground due to engine problems. And although, as stated on the Facebook page of the Suez Canal Authority, they “promptly dealt with a sudden […]

Iranian Alternative to the Suez Canal

With the recent blockage of the Suez Canal by the container ship Ever Given, many countries are already actively involved in the search and discussion of a possible future alternative to this maritime transport route connecting Europe and Asia. For instance, Russia proposed the Northern Sea Route, and Israel recalled the idea of the Ben-Gurion […]

On this day: Suez Canal construction begins

April 25 marks the 162nd anniversary of the beginning of the construction of what would become one of the world’s most strategically and commercially important waterways: Egypt’s Suez Canal.Beginning in 1859 on the shores of what would later be known as Port Said, the endeavor was sparked by a need to create a shorter trade […]

On this day: Suez Canal construction starts

April 25 marks the 162nd anniversary of the beginning of the construction of what would become one of the world’s most strategically and commercially important waterways: Egypt’s Suez Canal.Beginning in 1859 on the shores of what would later be known as Port Said, the endeavor was sparked by a need to create a shorter trade […]

Erdogan’s ‘crazy’ canal project challenges Russia and threatens to shake up the region

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00

Need a Root Canal? Make Sure You Do THIS

In this interview, Dr. Val Kanter, a board-certified endodontist and biological dentist with a practice in Beverly Hills, California, discusses the oft-ignored dangers of root canal procedures and modern technologies with which these issues can be effectively addressed and corrected. Unfortunately, few regular dentists fully appreciate the intimate links between your oral health and overall […]

Egypt and Israel are Contemplating Alternatives to the Suez Canal

The now infamous blockage of the Suez Canal, along with the incident that nearly led to its repetition that occurred in early April, as well as a series of terrorist attacks committed by Israel against Iranian ships, has forced the international community to actively look for a possible alternative to this vital maritime transport artery. […]

There’s No Disputing the Strategic Importance of the Suez Canal and Bab-el-Mandeb Strait

The transport collapse that was triggered by the recent grounding of a giant container ship called Ever Given along with the strategies that can prevent such collapses from reoccurring remain hot topics in the media these days. About 12% of all trade passes through the Suez Canal, which separates Africa from Asia. Up to 10% of […]

Egypt’s top female sailor falsely blamed for blocking the Suez Canal

Egypt’s first female ship captain found herself in the middle of a fake news campaign that wrongly blamed for the blockage of the world’s most important strategic marine route after the Ever Given container ship got stuck across the Suez Canal for almost a week. A doctored news report alleged that 29-year old Marwa Elselehdar […]

Oil price volatility increases amid Suez Canal aftermath, OPEC meeting

Oil price volatility has increased in the past two weeks due to the blockage incident in the Suez Canal and an OPEC+ meeting earlier this month, Dr. Gil Michael Bufman, chief economist for Bank Leumi, wrote in a report by the bank released on Monday. The price of brent oil decreased from about $64.12 per […]

Suez Canal Shipping Backlog Ends, Days After Giant Vessel Freed

Ship Ever Given, one of the world’s largest container ships, is seen after it was fully floated in Suez Canal, Egypt March 29, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany The last ships stranded by the grounding of a giant container vessel in the Suez Canal should pass through the waterway on Saturday, according to the […]

Will the Suez Canal Ship Crisis Renew Push for Israeli Red-Med Rail Link?

A general view shows seagulls in Ashdod port, as a storm approaches Israel’s shores, Jan. 4, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Amir Cohen / File. Israel has long sought to connect the Red Sea with the Mediterranean using a railway line between the Southern port of Eilat and the port of Ashdod, for cargo freight and […]

Blame the dictatorship in Egypt for the Suez Canal fiasco

Impunity rules the day when those assigned with responsibilities are allowed to abandon them without consequences. This happens frequently in dictatorships, where economic opportunities favour those within the inner circles; bribery and corruption are prevalent, and widespread injustices are commonplace. The rule of law is compromised as those charged to protect become part and parcel […]

200,000 animals likely to die in Suez Canal bottleneck

Around 200,000 animals are likely to die after being stuck in the Suez Canal bottleneck without enough food or water to last them the rest of the journey. Gabrile Paun, EU director for the NGO Animals International, has said that the worst maritime animal welfare tragedy in history could be unavoidable. One week ago the […]

Jubilation in Egypt as Ever Given refloated, Suez Canal reopens to traffic

ISMAILIA, Egypt (AFP) — Vessels anchored for nearly a week began moving Monday through the Suez Canal after a grounded megaship was unwedged, sparking relief in a country that depends heavily on the global trade artery. Easing tailbacks to the north and south, 113 ships will navigate the narrow passage by 8 a.m. local time […]

THE NET EFFECT OF THE SUEZ CANAL BLOCKAGE

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Ever Given Ship Grounded in Suez Canal Has Been Freed; QAnon Adherents Still Convinced It Is Hillary Clinton’s Human Trafficking Vessel

Ever Given, the 200,000 ton cargo ship stretching 1,300 feet that blocked all passage through the Suez Canal after being grounded in the waterway nearly a week ago, has finally been freed. Helped by the rising tide, the enormous ship was freed on Monday after a team of tugboats wrenched its bow from the sandy […]

Traffic in Suez Canal Resumes After Stranded Ship Refloated

Ship Ever Given, one of the world’s largest container ships, is seen after it was fully floated in Suez Canal, Egypt March 29, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany Egypt’s Suez Canal will reopen for shipping traffic in both directions on Monday evening after a giant container ship which had been blocking the busy waterway […]

Suez Canal traffic resumes as Ever Given ship partially re-floated

The giant container ship Ever Given that blocked the Suez Canal for almost a week was fully floated on Monday and traffic in the waterway would resume, the canal authority said in a statement. The giant container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for almost a week is fully floated and traffic in the waterway […]

Suez Canal Says Traffic in Channel Resumes After Stranded Ship Refloated

A view shows the container ship Ever Given, one of the world’s largest container ships, after it was partially refloated, in Suez Canal, Egypt March 29, 2021. Photo: Suez Canal Authority/Handout via REUTERS The giant container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for almost a week was fully floated on Monday and traffic in the […]

Giant Container Ship In Suez Canal Is On The Move

The Ever Given, the massive container ship that had blocked the Suez Canal for more than five days, is once again on the move, The Associated Press reported. Leth Agencies, a canal service provider, said Monday the ship had finally been dislodged from both banks of the global trade route after it ran aground last […]

Giant Ship Ever Given Partially Refloated, But Still Stuck In Suez Canal

SUEZ, Egypt (AP) — Engineers on Monday “partially refloated” the colossal container ship that continues to block traffic through the Suez Canal, a canal services firm said, without providing further details about when the vessel would be fully set free. Satellite data from MarineTraffic.com showed that the ship’s bulbous bow, once lodged deep in the […]

Suez Canal Crisis: Ship blocking canal may be due to human error

The massive cargo ship that had blocked Egypt’s Suez Canal bringing global trade to a near-standstill for almost a week may have been the result of human or technical failure, the head of the Suez Canal Authority said over the weekend. The ship finally moved early Sunday morning after a week-long operation to get it to […]

Suez Canal Authority says traffic resumes after stranded ship refloated

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Tugs, Dredgers Still Struggle to Free Ship Blocking Suez Canal

Ever Given container ship is seen in Suez Canal in this satellite image taken by Satellogic?s NewSat-16 on March 25, 2021. Photo: Satellogic/Handout via REUTERS Suez Canal salvage teams were alternating between dredging and tugging on Sunday to dislodge a massive container ship blocking the busy waterway, while two sources said efforts had been complicated […]

Suez Canal Blockage Could Be Used By Israel/UAE To Justify Their New Trade Route

The ongoing blockage of the Suez Canal, which occurred this past Tuesday, has caused a financial catastrophe and could open up the way to justifying a newly proposed trade route between the UAE and Israel – especially with the Egyptian President silent on the issue. The 200,000 ton “Ever Given” ship, the size of the […]

Thousands Of Animals Packed On Ships In Suez Canal Backup: Reports

Thousands of animals are packed into ships stuck backed up at the Suez Canal, according to multiple reports, raising alarms about their welfare. Bloomberg estimates 10 ships stuck in and around the canal are carrying livestock; The Guardian reported that tracking data show that at least 20 ships are transporting animals. Most of the animals are believed […]

Satellite Images Show Just How Bad The Suez Canal Traffic Jam Is Becoming

Here’s what the maritime traffic jam caused by the quarter-mile-long MS Ever Given blocking the Suez Canal looks like from space: European Space Agency The European Space Agency shared the satellite image on Friday. Taken on Thursday, it shows hundreds of boats backed up in the Gulf of Suez, waiting to pass through the Egyptian waterway. […]

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