| 20 April 2024, Saturday |

Ever Given, the ship that blocked the Suez Canal, arrives in Rotterdam

After being released by Egyptian authorities, the container ship Ever Given, which was trapped in the Suez Canal for six days in March, arrived in the Dutch port of Rotterdam on Thursday.

It was due to unload until Aug. 3 at Rotterdam’s ECT Delta terminal before heading for Felixstowe, England, according to the port.

On March 23, the ship, which is one of the world’s largest container ships, became stuck in the canal due to heavy winds, blocking traffic in both directions and affecting global trade.

The Suez Canal, the shortest shipping route between Europe and Asia, sees about 15% of global marine traffic.

The 400-metre (1,312-foot) vessel, which is carrying about 18,300 containers, left Egypt on July 7, 106 days after becoming wedged across a southern section of the waterway.

  • Reuters