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Rails Rolling Out

Thirteen containers of semi-finished LED televisions produced by Admiral Overseas Corporation’s factory in Xiamen, Fujian Province, got trapped in the logjam of the Suez Canal in late March.

The televisions were scheduled to arrive in Istanbul by mid-April but the blockage made their arrival date uncertain. Even though the canal was cleared on March 29, it was estimated it would take about two weeks for the traffic to go back to normal. On April 6, traffic slowed down again as an oil tanker faced engine trouble.

“We had no idea how long the goods would be delayed and we are planning to ship our subsequent goods, around

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