At least twenty ships carrying animals were delayed, according to marine tracking data, because the Suez Canal was blocked for several days by a 220,000-ton cargo ship called Ever Given – Writes Guardian. The prolonged nature of the crisis situation can be a serious concern for livestock, as the solution to feeding live goods becomes increasingly difficult.
Ever Given brought the canal its longest closure in decades: it sealed the lanes of nearly two hundred ships, forcing those who had arrived to flee to the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa.
While some live cargo ships were waiting to sail the canal, Georgios Hatzimanolis, a spokesperson for the marine traffic tracking website, said three others got stuck at various points in the canal.
Five of the ships involved transported live animals in Spain and nine in Romania. Incidentally, thousands of cattle have been slaughtered this year due to various delays at sea.
morning Wrote The index indicates that the value of goods confiscated as a result of the blockage can be measured in billions of dollars per day. Although local authorities are working hard to remove the ban, they have warned in advance that this could take days or even weeks, and not cause a shortage of goods in one country.
The Suez Canal is one of the busiest sea routes in the world, with about 10% of global maritime trade passing through it.