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Big Boats and Broken Supply Chains

What does one giant boat's ability to halt 10 percent of global trade tell us about our globalized world?
The Ever Given ship in the Suez Canal
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For six days, a ship as tall as the Empire State Building, the Ever Given, was lodged in the Suez Canal – launching memes and delaying 10 percent of global trade. Flexport’s Phil Levy and the Financial Times’ Claire Jones join Deep Dish to discuss if crises like this and COVID-19 show it’s time to rethink global supply chains. 

This episode is sponsored by ADM. 

About the Guests
Phil Levy
Chief Economist, Flexport
Phil Levy
Phil Levy is a former senior fellow of global economy at the Council. Currently, he's the Chief Economist for Flexport.
Phil Levy
Trade Secrets Editor, the Financial Times
Trade Secrets Editor, the Financial Times
Vice President, Studies
Council expert Brian Hanson
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs with expertise in policy and politics. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
Council expert Brian Hanson