After the Suez Canal Blockade: “Ever Given” Is Now in Rotterdam

After the Suez Canal Blockade: "Ever Given" Is Now in Rotterdam

The Odyssey is finally over!

More than four months after a blockade of the Suez Canal, the giant container ship “Ever Given” entered the port of Rotterdam on Thursday morning.

“A special moment,” said Hans Nagtegal, the head of AFP news agency’s container port. “We can finally start landing.”

Huge container ship docked at the port’s so-called ECT Delta terminalPhoto: Remco De Waal / DPA

“Ever Given” blocked the Suez Canal for six days in March. After the ship was finally freed, the canal administration confiscated it to negotiate compensation.

An agreement was reached with the Japanese ship owner Shi Kisen Kaisha in early July, with the ship being able to lift anchor on 7 July.

Nagtegal said “Ever Given” will be in Rotterdam until Monday. Then she goes to Felixstow in Great Britain, then to dry dock in Dunkirk, France.

The giant cargo got caught in a sand storm on 23 March and overturned. The 400-metre-long container ship was then stuck in the narrow canal, with more than 400 ships standing in front and behind. It was freed on 29 March.

Details of the settlement agreement were not disclosed. Egypt recently asked for $550 million (about 464 million euros).

The ship loaded many different products – such as cars, bicycles, calendars, garden furniture, clothing, but also spare parts for food. It is not clear how much of the goods will now not be able to be sold due to the month-long delay.

READ  Formal elaborates on the impact of COVID on subsequent season of Premier League lesser crowd
Written By
More from Cary Payne

Icelandia: the submerged continent under Iceland? Researchers can now solve big puzzles

Updated: 22.07.202114:54 According to the researchers, under Iceland could be a submerged...
Read More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *