Suez Canal Traffic Backlog Finally Cleared Following The Ever Given Saga

Five days after a skyscraper-sized container vessel was dislodged from the Suez Canal, the backlog of ships waiting to cross through the Egyptian waterway has been cleared, the canal authority says. When the 1,312-foot Ever Given ship ran aground March 23, it blocked canal traffic, grinding maritime shipping to a halt at one of the… Continue reading Suez Canal Traffic Backlog Finally Cleared Following The Ever Given Saga

Ever Given Partially Afloat As Salvage Teams Race To Reopen Suez Canal

FILE - In this March 28, 2021, satellite file image from Planet Labs Inc, the cargo ship MV Ever Given sits stuck in the Suez Canal near Suez, Egypt. Consumers may face shortages and higher prices for electronics, toys, furniture and other goods should attempts to free the mammoth container ship stuck in Egypt’s Suez Canal drag on several weeks. (Planet Labs Inc. via AP)

Six days after a massive cargo ship ran aground in the Suez Canal and drove traffic to a standstill in one of the world’s most important waterways, authorities reported the vessel was partially afloat. Osama Rabie, chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, announced early Monday, that the stern of the Ever Given container ship had… Continue reading Ever Given Partially Afloat As Salvage Teams Race To Reopen Suez Canal