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

She’s Free’: Giant Container Ship Blocking Suez Canal Underway After Days

29 March 2021, Egypt, Suez: The "Ever Given" container ship operated by the Evergreen Marine Corporation, sails through the Suez Canal, after it was fully freed and floated. Egypt's Suez Canal Authority announced that the stranded massive container ship that has blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week, has been fully dislodged and successfully floating in the canal. Photo: Mohamed Shokry/dpa (Photo by Mohamed Shokry/picture alliance via Getty Images)

A 1,300-foot, 220,000-ton container ship that has been blocking traffic in the Suez Canal for nearly a week is finally free and once again underway, onboard tracking sites and livestreamed video from the scene indicate. Monday afternoon local time, as horns blared in apparent celebration for having freed the grounded ship, the Ever Given was… Continue reading She’s Free’: Giant Container Ship Blocking Suez Canal Underway After Days

Suez Canal traffic resumes after cargo ship Ever Given is moving again

The Ever Given, the massive container ship that became wedged in the Suez Canal and cut off traffic in the vital waterway for almost a week, has been refloated, authorities said Monday. The ship is currently on its way to Great Bitter Lake, according to Leth Agencies, which is a transit agent at the Suez… Continue reading Suez Canal traffic resumes after cargo ship Ever Given is moving again

Race To Free Giant Ship From Suez Canal Continues

Ever Given, a Panama-flagged cargo ship, that is wedged across the Suez Canal and blocking traffic in the vital waterway is seen Saturday, March 27, 2021. Tugboats and a specialized suction dredger worked to dislodge a giant container ship that has been stuck sideways in Egypt's Suez Canal for the past three days, blocking a crucial waterway for global shipping. (AP Photo/Mohamed Elshahed)

The push to free the container ship stuck in the Suez Canal continued into a fifth day Saturday as more than 300 ships on either side wait to pass through the blockage. Shipmanagement, the technical manager of the Ever Given. But low tides quashed authorities’ hopes of refloating the 1,300-foot vessel before the weekend. For… Continue reading Race To Free Giant Ship From Suez Canal Continues

Ever Given owners plan new attempt to free the ship on Saturday using high tide

The owners of the massive ship blocking the Suez Canal aim to refloat the vessel by Saturday night, hoping that a high tide and the further removal of sediment will finally dislodge it. At a press conference Friday, Yukito Higaki, the president of Shoei Kisen which owns the Ever Given, said it was aiming to… Continue reading Ever Given owners plan new attempt to free the ship on Saturday using high tide

Suez Canal blockage is delaying an estimated $400

The stranded mega-container vessel, Ever Given in the Suez Canal, is holding up an estimated $400 million an hour in trade, based on the approximate value of goods that are moved through the Suez every day, according to shipping data and news company Lloyd’s List. Lloyd’s values the canal’s westbound traffic at roughly $5.1 billion… Continue reading Suez Canal blockage is delaying an estimated $400

It ‘Might Take Weeks’ To Free Ship Stuck In Suez Canal, Salvage Company Says

This photo released by the Suez Canal Authority on Thursday, March 25, 2021, shows a backhoe trying to dig out the keel of the Ever Given, a Panama-flagged cargo ship, that is wedged across the Suez Canal and blocking traffic in the vital waterway. An operation is underway to try to work free the ship, which further imperiled global shipping Thursday as at least 150 other vessels needing to pass through the crucial waterway idled waiting for the obstruction to clear. (Suez Canal Authority via AP)

Eight large tugboats were continuing a struggle to free a giant container ship lodged crossways in the Suez Canal after the vessel ran aground earlier this week, bringing transit through one of the world’s busiest waterways to a halt. The Suez Canal Authority said in a statement Thursday that it had officially suspended traffic while… Continue reading It ‘Might Take Weeks’ To Free Ship Stuck In Suez Canal, Salvage Company Says

Massive Container Ship Runs Aground in Suez Canal, Halting Traffic

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2015 file photo, an army zodiac secures the entrance of the new section of the Suez Canal in Ismailia, Egypt. The Suez Canal, which connects the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, revolutionized maritime travel by creating a direct shipping route between the East and the West. But as Egypt marks the 150th anniversary of its opening, marine biologists are bemoaning one of the famed waterway's lesser known legacies, the invasion of hundreds of non-native species that have driven the native marine life toward extinction and altered the delicate Mediterranean ecosystem with potentially devastating consequences. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

A waterway crucial to global trade is currently blocked by a massive container ship, causing a traffic jam that could last days. The Ever Given, sailing under a Panamanian flag bound for The Netherlands from China, ran aground Tuesday morning. The ship was traveling northward through the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean from the Red… Continue reading Massive Container Ship Runs Aground in Suez Canal, Halting Traffic