Ships have also been accumulating in the Gulf of Suez, which runs into the Red Sea in the south.
Satellite images taken by the European Space Agency’s Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission show the stark difference in ship traffic before and after the Ever Given got stuck.
The photo on the left shows a steady flow of ships in the Gulf of Suez just two days before Ever Given entered the narrow canal.
The specks of white – the ships – are spaced about two to three kilometres apart.
The 1,312ft-long (400m) Ever Given ran aground while on a trip from China to the Netherlands.
The Suez Canal runs through the city of Suez on the Red Sea and connects north to Port Said on the Mediterranean.