According to the agency's experts, it is still difficult to assess the losses that the world economy will incur due to the incident in the Suez Canal. To date, Bloomberg points out, the delivery of goods and oil products worth more than $ 10 billion has been delayed. At the same time, the crisis provoked an increase in the cost of sea freight.
As an example, Bloomberg cites the current price tag for the delivery from China to Europe of a standard dry cargo container with a volume of 67.7 cubic meters. m. At the moment, the cost of such transportation is about $ 8 thousand. According to the agency, in comparison with the data for the same period last year, the price of this service has quadrupled.
If the channel remains blocked for several weeks, tankers delivering oil and oil products from the Middle East to Europe can be sent along an alternative route - around the Cape of Good Hope. According to the agency's estimates, the cost of supplies will increase in this case by at least $ 300 thousand - this is how much fuel will have to be paid for each tanker to cover the distance of 9.65 thousand kilometers.