Suez Canal

Where Northern Sea Route leads Russia

Russia defines the Northern Sea Route as a shipping lane from the Kara Sea to the Pacific Ocean, specifically running along the Russian Arctic coast from Kara Gates strait between the Barents Sea and the Kara Sea, along Siberia, to the Bering Strait. According to Eurasian Times, Moscow seems to be slowly and steadily playing its geopolitical game in the Arctic, by emphasizing the importance of the accessibility to Arctic ports and further developing the shipping lanes of the Northern Sea Route (NSR), connecting the Pacific and Atlantic.With the active support of China in this game, Russia is now wooing Japan and South Korea, with the obvious aim of weakening the US plans in the construct of the Indo-Pacific

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Egypt confiscates Suez-blocking ship

An Egyptian court has ruled that the Ever Given container ship be seized until its owner pays $900 million to the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) in compensation for blocking the critical waterway for almost one week, the Shorouk News newspaper …

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Trans-Caspian International Transport Route may become alternative to Suez Canal

The Trans-Caspian International Transport Route came in the spotlight after one of the world’s largest container ships, Ever Given, lodged in the Suez Canal, halting maritime traffic for a week and causing billions of dollars in losses, Caspian News writes. The Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea and provides the shortest sea link between Asia and Europe, with about 12 percent of total global trade moving through it

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Another tanker briefly runs aground in Suez Canal

Another ship has briefly run aground in the Suez Canal, an informed source said. "Indeed, the ship ran aground a little, but the incident is over and the ship is already underway," the source said, adding that it would take …

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Suez Canal reopens for traffic

Traffic has resumed in Egypt's Suez Canal after a stranded container ship blocking it for nearly a week was finally freed by salvage crews. Tug boats honked their horns in celebration as the 400m-long Ever Given was dislodged on …

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Ever Given ship ‘partially refloated’ on full moon

The Ever Given container ship has been successfully refloated after being stranded in the Suez Canal for almost a week, authorities say, following an around-the-clock international effort to dislodge the massive vessel and reopen …

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Cargo ship in Suez canal budged

Experts working to free a cargo ship - which has been jammed in the Suez Canal for five days - have managed to budge its stern and get its rudder and propeller to work again, Sky News informs. Some 9,000 tonnes of ballast water were removed from …

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Egypt's Suez Canal: Why does its closure matter?

The Suez Canal has played a major role in world affairs for many decades now. Ownership of the canal has been an important symbol of sovereignty for Egyptians since it was first nationalised by President Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1956, while the …

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Suez Canal blockage stops global oil supplies

The trade of at least $400 million of crude oil as well as liquefied natural gas (LNG), refined fuels and containers full of goods have come to a standstill in one of the world’s key shipping routes, with millions of dollars more at risk …

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