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US offers to help Egypt unblock Suez Canal

  • Why is the US offering to help the Egyptian authorities clear the Suez Canal

  • What effect is the canal blockage expected to have on global supply chains

  • Outline the security concerns of ships rerouting down the East coast of Africa to go around the Cape of Good Hope.

Watch the FT short video on 'How coronavirus is changing global shipping routes'

  • How has coronavirus affected trade flows between Asia, the US and Europe?

  • What future impacts could affect the global shipping industry?

Alasdair Monteith, Gordonstoun

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