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The US Navy has Offered to Assist in The Clearance of a Container Ship From The Suez Canal

The global economy is estimated to be losing $400 million per hour due to the Container Ship blockage

A spokesperson for the US Navy said on Friday that the US Navy has offered to assist Egyptian officials in clearing the Suez Canal, where a Container Ship has been trapped for days, blocking all traffic.

On Tuesday, the cargo ship Ever Given ran aground in the Suez Canal after being forced sideways by a gust of wind. No traffic may pass through the canal because the Container Ship is stuck. According to some figures, the blockage is costing the global economy $400 million per hour.

Capt. Bill Urban, a spokesman for US Central Command, said in a statement that the Navy is ready to assist Egyptian officials in clearing the canal and has provided assistance.

“We have provided and will continue to offer assistance to Egypt, and we will consider supporting any particular request we get. We’ll continue to track and evaluate the situation. We can’t provide any concrete assistance at this point.” On Friday, the White House announced that it has provided Egypt assistance in removing the Container Ship and resuming normal traffic.

At a press conference, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, “As part of our active diplomatic dialogue with Egypt, we have offered US assistance to Egyptian authorities to help reopen the canal.” “We’re working with our Egyptian partners to see if we can better assist them. Such talks are continuing, as we expect to have more to say about them soon.”

According to Lloyd’s List results, the blockage is causing a daily loss of $9.6 billion (£7 billion) in products, or $400 million per hour.

Two major shipping firms, Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd, were said to be considering rerouting their ships, according to the shipping journal.

The Ever Given’s sister ship, the Ever Greet, was the first container ship to take the longer route around the Cape of Good Hope, according to the company. Both ships are owned by the Taiwanese firm Evergreen Marine.

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