What Are the World’s Busiest Ports? And Other Logistics Questions Answered

In April 2021, the world watched on as a giant ship known as “Ever Given” became lodged in the Suez Canal, shifting the eyes of the masses onto the global supply chain. Despite the shipping and logistics field’s massive size and importance to our everyday lives, eye-catching situations like this are one of the rare occasions much of the public devotes much thought to this important industry. After all, you’re undoubtedly used to seeing country of origin indicators like “Made in China” stickers on the products you’ve purchased, but how often do you ever wonder how exactly that product made its way to you? As this temporary shipping crisis has illustrated, there’s a good chance those items—or the components used to make them—made a long journey by sea through high-traffic areas like the Suez Canal before arriving on our shores.

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