They did! Every time they make it bigger, shipmakers make the ships bigger so they can get as much stuff in per journey. Ship sizes are literally named after the maximum sizes that can get through canals now (Suezmax, Panamax, New Panamax)Astonishing that they didn't pre empt this in the 1860s and make it wider.
Is stuff only a story to you if people die? It was holding up $10 billion worth of goods a day! That's not JUST shipping companies losing money!Bit of a non-story wasn’t it? Yes a big fuck up, but no peril, no injuries, what’s the matter?
big shipping corporations might lose some money!!!!! ?
Yeah but they'll not make a film out of it, will they? Now if it had been carrying nuclear materials and it was a race against time to get it free before it exploded, that would have been much more exciting.
that’s not what I meant! Don’t put words in my mouth, put a dick!
but I mean, a load of old STUFF had to wait in ships for a while, some Amazon orders didn’t come on time, will that cause a global crisis? Or more likely give huge corporations a chance to increase some prices?
Some of that stuff is perishable food and livestock. Anybody who has a bag of salad leaves in the fridge knows it turns to stinking brown sludge after four days and a cargo ship isn't going to carry a week's worth of extra food for animals that should've only been onboard for three days.