Today we’ll take a look at how and why recent shipping troubles at the Suez Canal and Panama canals affect us all.

Ships now must use alternate strategies to get around two of the most vital waterways in the world, and the effect could be higher inflation and increased costs for consumers.

Photo: Locomotives Tow Container Ship through Miraflores Locks – Panama Canal – Panama.

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