As you no doubt remember, one of the biggest stories that somehow managed to fascinate, horrify, and amuse the world all at once last month concerned the Ever Given cargo ship running aground and blocking Egypt's Suez Canal.
As we had previously discussed, this week-long affair left 300 ships stranded on either side, cost the Egyptian government $14 million per day, and disrupted $9 billion per day in global trade. These staggering effects have a lot to do with why — as the CBC reported — Egyptian authorities have since impounded the vessel and are demanding $900 million before it can leave the country.
But elsewhere in the world, industries depending on overseas trade faced supply issues that persist to the present day. And bizarrely, it's also had some negative consequences for one of the United Kingdom's most unexpected shortages.