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Ever Given container ship that blocked Suez Canal released after 106 days

The Ever Given container ship that became wedged across a southern section of the Suez Canal waterway for nearly a week and disrupting global trade in March was released after 106 days. The development came after its Japanese owner, Shoei Kisen Kaisha Ltd, reached a settlement with canal authorities over a compensation amount following weeks […]

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Ever Given: Goods worth hundreds of millions of dollars still stuck in the Suez Canal

Ever Given, the container ship that became stuck in the Suez Canal has affected goods worth hundreds of millions of dollars. IKEA and Lenovo are among the companies with products stuck on the Japanese-owned vessel that blocked the Suez Canal for six days in March. Smaller firms such as UK bicycle maker Pearson 1860 and […]

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Egypt begins work to double Suez Canal to allow two-way traffic

The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) started dredging work to extend a second lane that allows for two-way traffic in a southern section of the canal near to where a giant container ship got stuck for six days in March. The SCA earlier announced it was planning to extend a second canal lane that opened in […]

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After Ever Given fiasco in the Suez Canal, Japan finds alternative routes to Europe

When the Ever Given container ship lost control in the midst of a dust storm and high winds on March 23, and became wedged across the Suez Canal, it rekindled Japan to find alternative routes to Europe. The canal is one of the most important arteries in global trade, and was completely blocked for six […]

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Suez Canal Crisis: Backlog of 442 ships cleared a week after Ever Given floated free

All the 442 ships stranded by the grounding of the giant container ship Ever Given passed through the canal by Saturday, ending the backlog caused by the blockage, Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said. Osama Rabie, chairman of the SCA, said 85 ships were expected to pass the canal from both sides on Saturday. They include […]

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Suez Canal blockade could create disruptions in the shipping industry for months

The stranding of a container ship in the Suez Canal has created disruptions in the global shipping industry that could take weeks and possibly months to clear, top container shipping lines said. Around 30 percent of the world’s shipping container volume moves through the 193 km Suez Canal daily. Empty containers, which Asian factories need […]

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Supermoon freed the stuck container ship blocking Suez Canal, not tug boats or cranes

To get the giant container ship blocking the Suez Canal unstuck, engineers needed the stars to align. Actually, the sun, Earth and moon. Ever Given partially re-floated after running aground last Tuesday in the crucial global shipping waterway. The salvage team pinned their hopes on this week’s full moon, when, beginning Sunday, water levels were […]

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Suez un-Blocked: Crew members of ‘Ever Given’ ship may face criminal charges

The all Indian crew of the ‘Ever Given’ ship that became stuck in the Suez Canal for six days may face legal charges. The 25 crew members could be placed under house arrest until an investigation is completed into the cause of the accident. The ship management, however, has not explained anything about the legal […]

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It will take 3 days to clear ship backlog through unblocked Suez Canal

Shipping traffic through Egypt’s Suez Canal resumed on Monday after a giant container ship which had been blocking the busy waterway for almost a week was re-floated, the canal authority said. IN PICTURES: Ever Given chokes Suez Canal READ: Longest traffic jam on the Suez Canal lasted for 8 years At least 369 vessels are […]

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Suez Crisis: 200,000-tonne Ever Given container ship freed using tug boats

The 200,000-tonne Ever Given container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for almost a week has finally been freed after operation using tug boats. The 400 metre long Ever Given was wedged across the canal before salvage crews dislodged her on Monday. It was not immediately clear when full traffic could resume in the canal. […]

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Suez Crisis: Stranded container ship blocking canal ‘re-floated’

The stranded container ship blocking the Suez Canal for almost a week was re-floated on Monday and is currently being secured, Inchcape Shipping Services said, raising hopes the busy waterway will soon be reopened. The 400-metre long Ever Given was successfully re-floated at 4.30 am local time and was being secured, Inchcape, a global provider […]

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Suez Crisis: Massive rock blocks efforts to dislodge stuck container ship

Suez Canal salvage teams were alternating between dredging and tugging on Sunday to dislodge a massive container ship blocking the busy waterway, as efforts had been complicated by rock under the ship’s bow. Dredgers working to dislodge the stranded vessel have so far shifted 27,000 cubic metres of sand, to a depth of 18 metres, […]