The world is currently transfixed by the Red Sea - geopolitical tensions have prompted major shipping lines to suspend the transit of their vessels through the Suez Canal to mitigate risks. However, this crisis is not the only one currently unfolding around a canal. Another major bottleneck for international maritime trade is the Panama Canal, and while the problems there are also man-made, they are definitely different: The canal, which connects two oceans, simply does not have enough water. Delve deeper into maritime traffic jams, the temporary substitution of the Suez Canal for the Panama Canal, and the staggering consumption of over 200 million liters of freshwater for the transit of just one ship!
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