Fighting words: Ship blocking Suez Canal could cause shortage of toilet paper

Fighting words: Ship blocking Suez Canal could cause shortage of toilet paper
A really anxious world awaits. Image via Twitter, @Ankittttt_Mr

[Ed. – More signs of the Apocalypse.]

The massive ship blocking the Suez Canal may prove to be a titanic pain in the butt — by reportedly unleashing a toilet paper shortage not seen since the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Walter Schalka, CEO of the Brazilian wood pulp company Suzano SA, told Bloomberg News that the firm was struggling to transport the raw material for toilet paper amid the delays.

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The Suez bottleneck comes amid existing shipping container shortages sparked by increasing demand in China and a reduction in supplies, the Express reported. …

Schalka is worried that the shipping woes are going to worsen — causing major disruptions to the pulp trade that could impact supplies of toilet paper if producers don’t have sufficient inventories, according to Bloomberg.

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