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Now removed from the Suez Canal’s main channel, the Ever Given leaves in its wake several weeks or perhaps months of disruptions across a world economy that has seen both the sturdy backbone of global trade and an Achilles’ heel revealed by the pandemic.

"It’s not a cork-out-of-a-bottle moment,” said Peter Aylott, director of policy at the U.K. Chamber of Shipping. "We could still be days away from the canal being completely free.”

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