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蘇伊士運河大排長「榮」!全球貨運受衝擊

Suez Canal Blockage Impacts Global Shipping
2021-04-20
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蘇伊士運河大排長「榮」!全球貨運受衝擊 Suez Canal Blockage Impacts Global Shipping

Beginner 初級

新聞英文朗讀 ▶

Suez Canal Blocked by Container Ship

From March 23 to March 29, one of the busiest global shipping routes, Egypt’s Suez Canal, was blocked by a container ship called the Ever Given. At 400 meters long, the Ever Given is one of the largest container ships in the world. While passing through the canal, it was reportedly blown slightly off course by strong winds. When the crew tried to correct the course, the front of the ship struck the side of the waterway and became stuck diagonally across the canal, completely blocking traffic. After six days, the massive ship was finally refloated. This incident is estimated to have cost businesses tens of billions of dollars in losses.

長榮長賜輪卡住蘇伊士運河

世上最繁忙航運路線之一的埃及蘇伊士運河,於今年三月二十三日至二十九日間,被一艘名為長賜輪的貨櫃船堵塞了水道。長賜輪船身長四百公尺,是世上最大型的貨櫃船之一。該貨櫃船據報行經蘇伊士運河時遭強風吹襲,而稍微偏離了航道。當船員試圖修正航道之際,船頭觸礁了運河邊坡,並以斜姿卡在運河之中而徹底堵塞了交通。六天之後,這艘龐大的船隻才終於再度浮起。這起事件估計為諸多公司帶來了數百億美元的損失。(取材自《常春藤生活英語》)

canal [ kəˈnæl ] n. 運河
a container ship  貨櫃船
off course  偏離航道∕路線
diagonally [ diagənəlē ] adv. 斜地,對角線地
refloat [ riˈfloʊt ] vt. 使(沉沒的船隻)重新浮出水面

 


蘇伊士運河大排長「榮」!全球貨運受衝擊 Suez Canal Blockage Impacts Global Shipping
「長賜號」(Ever Given),由長榮海運運營。(圖片轉引自BBC中文網)

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Suez Canal Blockage Impacts Global Shipping

In March 2021, the Ever Given, a 400-meter-long shipping vessel, ran aground in the Suez Canal and blocked traffic for nearly a week. On March 23, the bow of the ship got lodged in the embankment of the canal after it got pushed off course due to strong winds. Due to the narrow width of the canal, the stuck Ever Given created a shipping traffic jam, forcing some vessels to change course, while ones already in the canal were forced to wait for the ship to be dislodged. After nearly a week, the vessel was finally freed on March 29. The unprecedented blockage had a major impact on the global shipping industry. Analysts estimated that more than US$9 billion in trade was held up each day of the crisis.

蘇伊士運河大排長「榮」!全球貨運受衝擊

2021 年三月,長四百公尺的貨輪長賜號在蘇伊士運河擱淺,阻塞航行近一週。三月二十三日,這艘船遭強風吹襲而偏離航道,船首卡在該運河的堤岸上。由於該運河寬度狹窄,因此卡住的長賜號造成航運交通堵塞,迫使部分船隻改變航線,而已經在運河上的船隻則被迫等待長賜號脫淺。將近一週後,這艘船終於在三月二十九日脫困。這場前所未見的阻塞事件對全球航運業產生了重大影響。分析人士估計,在這場危機期間,每天有超過九十億美元的貿易運輸遭到耽擱。(取材自《常春藤解析英語》)

aground [ əˈgraʊnd ] adv. 擱淺
bow [ baʊ ] n. 船頭
lodge [ lɑdʒ ] vt.(使)卡住(一般用被動態)
dislodge [ dɪˈslɑdʒ ] vt. 將(某物)強行移開∕去除
embankment [ ɪmˈbæŋkˌmənt ] n. 堤岸
unprecedented [ ʌnˈpresədentɪd ] a. 前所未有的
blockage [ ˈblɑkɪdʒ ] n. 阻塞,堵塞

 

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