chokepoint


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a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel

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a point of congestion or blockage

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The former commander of the Pasdaran says the Muslim world can dominate the global economy by its control of major maritime chokepoints such as the Strait of Hormuz and the Suez Canal.
This requires the creation of a land-based infrastructure of antennas and readers at chokepoints. These are spots along a container's journey that cannot ordinarily be circumvented, and make a controlled, affordable global distribution path virtually impossible.
It goes on to say that "the inability of oil to transit a major chokepoint, even temporarily, can lead to substantial supply delays and higher shipping costs, resulting in higher world energy prices."
They are joining forces and improviang coordination to keep critical chokepoints like the Strait of Hormuz free from threats.
The Sumed pipeline allows oil firms to by-pass the shipping chokepoint of the Suez canal, which is too small to allow the passage of fully laden very large crude carriers (VLCCs) with cargoes of two million barrels.
But potential customers had said the storage may be better placed elsewhere, possibly outside the shipping chokepoint of the Strait of Hormuz.
The pipeline will allow Abu Dhabi to pump more than half of its exports to a port in the Gulf of Oman, bypassing the strategic Hormuz shipping chokepoint.
is Engulfed and All at Sea and Steering into Rough Water because Iran might mine the Oil Chokepoint, Straitjacker It, Turn Off the Tap on the Free World's Energy Lifeline.
It aims to decongest the heavy flow of motorists from Manila to Bicol and vice versa that oftentimes create a chokepoint at the intersection of the diversion road and Lucena-Tayabas road in Barangay Gulang-Gulang even after the road widening.
"Adjacent municipal police stations were also advised to conduct checkpoint and chokepoint operations, and preventive patrols to monitor the movement of the fleeing members of the communist group," he concluded.
'Guadix Road is an identified chokepoint. With this road opening, we can somehow ease traffic flow in the busy area,' said Jojo Garcia, MMDA acting general manager.
Saudi Arabia's other oil chokepoint, Bab el-Mandeb, under Yemeni control, is unlikely to be affected by the confrontation with Iran, even if some of Saudi's allies in the war-torn country were left fuming after the Saudi kingdom, in addition to al-Nimr, executed several al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) members on terrorism-related charges.
Iran earlier this year threatened to blockade the strait, a shipping chokepoint at the entrance to the Persian Gulf, in response to international sanctions.
This will allow more than half of the UAE's exports to bypass the strategic chokepoint at the Strait of Hormuz.