'Beached whale': A huge container ship has been blocking the Suez Canal for more than 48 hours, snarling world trade
- Ever Given, one of the largest cargo ships in the Suez Canal, was stil stuck as of Thursday.
- The ship has caused a massive logjam in one of the world's most important trade routes.
- Pictures and maps below show the state of the bottleneck.
- See more stories on Insider's business page .
A massive container ship, the Ever Given, has been stuck blocking the Suez Canal for more than 48 hours despite ongoing efforts to free it.
The vessel, which got stuck early on Tuesday, was likened to a beached whale by the CEO of a Dutch engineering company drafted in to help tackle the problem Thursday morning.
"It is like an enormous beached whale. It's an enormous weight on the sand," Reuters reported , citing Peter Berdowski, CEO of Dutch company Boskalis.
The Suez Canal is of the most important shipping routes in the world, an essential trade route connecting Euro
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