The Suez Canal: Looking Beyond the Surface to Assess the Full Economic Impact

Millions watched when the container ship Ever Given blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week in March 2021. The blockage disrupted supply chains worldwide, causing companies to refocus on the interconnectedness that comes with globalization and our reliance on each other as contributors to the global supply chain.

The ripple effects of the blockage have a global impact, and attention needs to be given to the implications on international trade. To take a deeper dive, Dun & Bradstreet teamed with e2open to study combined data on ships and cargo affected by the blockage. The results suggest that specific industries and countries will bear the brunt of the burden.

The Suez Canal blockage highlights the urgency for companies to better understand and manage their global supply chains. In a timely report, Dun & Bradstreet and e2open outlined near-term and long-term best practices companies can implement to mitigate fallout from the incident as well as future disruptive supply chain events. Download the report to learn more.

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