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In the wake of the Suez Canal blockage Maersk is suspending spot bookings and short-term contract shipments from a wide variety of export markets.

While the blockage of the Suez Canal by the 20,000 teu containership Ever Given was cleared after six days Maersk expects to see impact across the global supply chain with significantly reduced capacity, as well as equipment shortages, which have dogged the sector since the second half of last year.

“We have earlier communicated that even when reopened, the blockage of the Suez Canal would have ripple effects on global supply chains for weeks to come,” Mearsk said in a customer advisory.

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