Financial Times: Delivery of goods through the world's most important waterways is under threat

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Financial Times: Delivery of goods through the world's most important waterways is under threat

The delivery of goods through two waterways through which a huge share of world goods flows - the Suez and Panama Canals - may be under threat, notes the British newspaper Financial Times.

As for the Suez Canal, located in the Middle East, the threat here comes, according to the authors of the publication, from the Yemeni Houthis. Let us recall that after the start of the Israeli military operation in Gaza, the Houthis declared war on Israel, and are launching missiles towards Israel, as well as attacking ships in the waters near Yemen.



The Panama Canal, located between North and South America, is facing drought, writes the Financial Times. The channel's capacity has significantly decreased due to the shallowing of Lake Gatun, which feeds it. These problems threaten to close these two largest transport arteries in the world.

In the third quarter of 2023, more than half of container traffic to North America from Asia or vice versa had to go through the Suez or Panama Canals, according to UK-based MDS Transmodal. According to experts, if problems continue to escalate, this will lead to catastrophic consequences for the entire world shipping industry.

Thanks to the Suez Canal, which opened in 1869, ships heading to Europe from Asia and elsewhere do not have to take a detour through Africa. And the Panama Canal, put into operation in 1920, eliminated the need for ships heading, for example, from New York to San Francisco, to take a detour through the whole of South America.
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  1. +1
    9 December 2023 12: 34
    Both canals, the Panama and Suez canals, have their own websites - they are easy to read through a translator. Fears with the Suez are greatly exaggerated, but with the Panama canal there is a problem, there were four “faucets” for the drain, now there are six (someone ignored the arithmetic problem)
    1. +8
      9 December 2023 12: 36
      The terrible and terrible northern route through the border to Europe from Asia is much shorter than the route through the Suez Canal.
      1. -3
        9 December 2023 12: 50
        Russian oil supplies to China via the NSR this year will not exceed 1,5 million tons, out of 2023 million tons planned for 2,5. The reason is the shortage of ice-class vessels.
        1. +7
          9 December 2023 13: 13
          In 2023, from January to November, 2 million 120 thousand tons of transit cargo were transported along the NSR.
      2. +2
        9 December 2023 12: 56
        We practically created another route with the completion of the construction of the railway between Iran and Azerbaijan. The so-called North-South corridor.
        I assume that the “civilized West” will not see him as “like their ears.”
      3. +2
        9 December 2023 15: 23
        Quote: seregatara1969
        The terrible and terrible northern route through the border to Europe from Asia is much shorter than the route through the Suez Canal.
        They are not interested. The fact is that the route from China to Europe through Suez goes along the coasts of countries with large populations and intensive economies. The container ship does not go directly to Rotterdam, it calls at a dozen ports along the way and at each one unloads and receives cargo, in short, it makes money. And along the NSR he will come from Yingkou to Rotterdam - and that’s all. Even if it turns out twice as fast, it’s not interesting.
  2. +5
    9 December 2023 12: 34
    smile We could also bring in the greenhouse effect, the melting of icebergs in Antarctica, the shift of the planet's poles, Greta Thunberg, Biden's fall on the plane... in general, the threat to peace on Earth is growing every day... something needs to be done... who will have to be fully democratized .
    1. +3
      9 December 2023 12: 40
      Quote: Lech from Android.
      smile We could also bring in the greenhouse effect, the melting of icebergs in Antarctica, the shift of the planet's poles, Greta Thunberg, Biden's fall on the plane...

      Yes Greta is like that
    2. +3
      9 December 2023 12: 40
      We could also bring in the greenhouse effect, the melting of icebergs in Antarctica, the shift of the planet's poles, Greta Thunberg, Biden's fall on the plane... in general, a threat to peace on Earth

      It can be short, literally in two words:
      That's all - Putin is to blame
      bully
    3. +1
      9 December 2023 13: 05
      Quote: Lech from Android.
      We could also bring in the greenhouse effect here,

      I think that everything is simpler here - the United States is looking for a reason for military action against the Houthis, and on the American continents “someone has done something wrong.” That's why there are information leaks about threats and security. hi
    4. 0
      9 December 2023 15: 15
      The worst thing is a can falling in the toilet. Where no one is watching, no one helps. And the channels are small, the loot can be washed without container ships
  3. +4
    9 December 2023 12: 34
    Yes, they always write something about the Suez Canal and how it will be blocked, it started under Nassar, and nothing seems to be going on. Although this also happened, on July 26, 1956, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal, which was actually controlled by Great Britain during both world wars. This led to the invasion of British, French and Israeli troops and the outbreak of the Suez War of 1956–1957. The canal was partially destroyed and the Egyptians blocked it, sinking 47 ships. As a result, shipping was closed for almost a year - until April 24, 1957. And then everything was fine
  4. +2
    9 December 2023 12: 34
    and also attack ships in waters near Yemen.

    It must be said that ships and ships are attacked quite selectively.
  5. +2
    9 December 2023 12: 34
    Without Suez, the Northern Sea Route will immediately become more in demand.
    1. 0
      9 December 2023 12: 39
      Both the Trans-Siberian Railway and the BAM will also become more in demand.
      1. -3
        9 December 2023 12: 45
        Rosselkhoznadzor allows the supply of table eggs from a number of Turkish enterprises.

        Rosselkhoznadzor has been allowing the supply of table eggs from 8 Turkish enterprises since December 17. Import will be carried out with sampling for the content of harmful and prohibited substances as part of state monitoring.

        Via.
        I don’t care... they’re already bringing us eggs... these aren’t tomatoes, they’re something else.
        1. +1
          9 December 2023 12: 48
          Quote: Aerodrome
          They're already bringing us eggs...

          That's great. This is a healthy and balanced food for the human body.
      2. +1
        9 December 2023 13: 18
        Quote: antiaircrafter
        Both the Trans-Siberian Railway and the BAM will also become more in demand.

        Without a doubt. New high-speed highways, large beautiful stations will be built, tens of thousands of jobs will appear in currently depressed regions, Russian Railways' profits will increase exponentially, and modern workers' settlements with kindergartens and hospitals, schools and universities will grow accordingly. It will be possible to go on vacation cheaply from Primorye to Crimea, and from the Moscow region to Primorye!
        And it's all about Suez.
        1. 0
          9 December 2023 14: 28
          Quote: Michael
          And it's all about Suez.

          Undoubtedly.
  6. +1
    9 December 2023 12: 42
    Russia has the NSR: everyone is welcome except NATO.
  7. -1
    9 December 2023 12: 48
    The tolerants are definitely to blame for everything, they broke the bonds, so the demons of Vesmir are squashing, like kaklov in Kaklostan.
  8. -1
    9 December 2023 12: 49
    Quote: Ezekiel 25-17
    Russia has the NSR: everyone is welcome except NATO.

    The idea is good...first we need to let the Gulf Stream go towards the Arctic...a couple of large-scale disasters with US oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico will help solve this problem...though the savior of the universe Bruce Willis can interfere with this plan...always poking his nose in where it is not necessary.
    1. 0
      9 December 2023 12: 59
      That's it, Americans need to look for a new Willis. This one left the race.
      You can do without the Gulf Stream if you have a sufficient number of icebreakers to escort caravans.
  9. +2
    9 December 2023 12: 53
    Quote: antiaircrafter
    Quote: Aerodrome
    They're already bringing us eggs...

    That's great. This is a healthy and balanced food for the human body.

    How are Turkish eggs different from our eggs?
    1. +2
      9 December 2023 13: 57
      Price........................................................
  10. 0
    9 December 2023 17: 14
    In the third quarter of 2023, more than half of container traffic to North America from Asia or vice versa had to go through the Suez or Panama Canals, according to UK-based MDS Transmodal. According to experts, if problems continue to escalate, this will lead to catastrophic consequences for the entire world shipping industry.
    3 AUG The United States will not operate its reactors in vain, and the Israeli crisis is only an official cover for the far-reaching plans of the White House administration...
  11. 0
    9 December 2023 17: 56
    Here are the Houthis - and this one has become shallow - where can a poor peasant go? tongue And with the Panama Canal, the brains are composting - the lakes have become shallow - pump up water - there are 2 oceans nearby
  12. 0
    9 December 2023 23: 07
    British, that is. about insurance and their sacred right to cover the sea with their authority? well... so send Lloyd's policies and bash the slippers - they'll at least do something other than smuggle weapons.
  13. 0
    10 December 2023 06: 35
    attack ships in waters near Yemen
    For some reason, no one is saying that the Houthis are not attacking all ships. But only those flying under certain flags, or belonging to individual companies (connected with Israel, the USA, or their allies). I doubt that the Houthis would attack, for example, a ship flying a Chinese flag.
  14. 0
    11 December 2023 12: 01
    Northern Sea Route - going on stage

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