In March, world trade was thrown into chaos by a boat. The Ever Given, a container ship nearly as long as the Empire State Building is tall, ran aground in the Suez Canal in Egypt. It was stuck for six days, disrupting global supply chains. CNN reports that in an effort to avoid a repeat of the event, in mid-May, the Suez Canal Authority announced it had started dredging work to widen and deepen the southern part of the canal where the Ever Given was jammed.