ON DEMAND FREE Webcast: Is the Suez Canal Safe for Shipping?

For years security along the Suez Canal was largely a non-issue. But since the military overthrow of the Morsi government in Egypt in June, the situation has changed. A jihadist uprising has led to attacks on military outposts and on commercial shipping as seen most dramatically in the Aug. 31 rocket-propelled grenade attack on the container ship Cosco Asia as it passed through the canal, captured in a widely viewed video. Given that some 15 to 20 percent of global container trade passes through the Suez Canal, according to Drewry, with 3,300 container ship transits in 2012, concern about possible disruption is growing among container lines and their customers whose supply chains require uninterrupted operation of the 120-mile-long waterway.

In this webcast, experts in security and political risk will assess the current situation and the potential for further violence and possible disruption in 2014. 

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Interested in sponsoring this event? For more information, please contact Tony Stein on tstein@joc.com

Broadcast Date: 
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 11:00