Ever Given will need repairs

The Ever Given, this year’s most famous ship, will need repairs. The Evergreen-operated vessel came to worldwide attention in March when it grounded and blocked the Suez Canal for six days.

Convoys Resume as Suez Canal Races to Clear Huge Backlog of Ships

The blockage threw global supply chains into disarray, threatening costly delays for firms already wrestling with COVID-19 restrictions, and nearly doubled rates for oil product tankers.

Ever Given Freed Allowing Shipping to Resume Through Suez Canal

Shipping was on the move again late on Monday in Egypt’s Suez Canal after tugs refloated a giant container ship which had been blocking the channel for almost a week, causing a huge build-up of vessels around the waterway.

The Suez Canal traffic will resume later today

“The Suez Canal traffic will resume later today on a first arrive, first transit basis but probably livestock vessels will get priority for obvious reasons,” a well placed source told this morning.