Suez Canal blockage could exacerbate shortage of shipping containers

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The shipping container shortage, which emerged last year and has persisted, is likely to get worse after the Suez Canal blockage even though the ship that was blocking the Canal has been freed. Thousands of shipping containers were stranded in ships idling at the Canal during the period of crisis, and many more are on vessels that were rerouted around the southern tip of Africa, a trip that takes more than a week longer. All those containers wont be arriving in ports when originally expected, with potential domino effects for the worlds importers, exporters and manufacturers. The main impact of the Suez blockage is seen in the delay in the return of ships and boxes to Asia from Europe. The effects could be felt in the coming two months, as per a report.