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Another ‘Evergreen’ gets stuck; truck blocks road, goes viral

Believe it or not, Evergreen has ‘done it again’.

Over the last week, the company has been in the headlines after its ship, the Ever Given, blocked the Suez Canal and sparked a major crisis for the shipping industry.

The brand has now found itself the unwitting subject of yet more social media satire, after a photo of a stranded truck carrying an Evergreen container causing a traffic jam in China went viral.

According to NZ Herald, the accident caused a major traffic blockage as it lay diagonally across the Changchun-Shenzhen Expressway after an accident.

Netizens on Chinese social media were quick to note the similarities between the Evergreen container and the Ever Given container ship stuck in the Suez Canal, which bears the same logo and lies in a similar diagonal position across the waterway it blocks.

The Ever Given got stranded across the Suez Canal on March 23 after it lost the ability to steer due to strong winds and a sandstorm. It has been partially refloated as of Monday, but officials say more work is yet to be done before it can be fully free.

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