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June 22, 2024
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Suez Canal Blockage Will Last for Weeks

Whilst welcoming the news that the ship blocking the Suez Canal has been re-floated and moved, shipping giant Maersk warned the impact of the closure will continue for several weeks as the backlog works its way through the ports.

Aside from the delays directly caused by the closure, there is inevitable bunching of vessels that occurs as they call at their next ports and as we work through these clashes, we will feel the ripple effects of this closure for some weeks to come”

Ahmed Bashir, Maersk’s head of Global Execution Centres, said in a video posted by the company on YouTube.

Balikbayan Box UK through our shipping network partner is advising all shippers/senders/receivers from containers number 035 and 036 are expecting delays of at least  four to eight weeks. Therefore It may takes around 16 weeks up to 20 weeks to send door-to-door delivery over the Philippines.

We regret the blockage of sea cargo Ever Giver caused a massive traffic and backlog at Suez Canal passage.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us for additional support.


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