Alderman for the pilots on the Elbe in Germany calls for stricter safety requirements in the heavily trafficked port of Hamburg after the dramatic grounding in the Suez Canal. Politicians support the call.
Authorities are now relying on the tide to refloat grounded Ever Given in the Suez Canal. If unsuccessful, it may take another 14 days, as that is when the high tide returns, according to an assessment. More than 200 ships are so far queued up. Friday, another attempt to refloat the vessel failed, ship manager informs ShippingWatch.
Maersk is now looking at alternative routes and contemplates air solutions for particularly time-sensitive cargoes. Egypt authorities continue the attempt to refloat grounded Ever Given in the Suez Canal, which is blocking all passage. Meanwhile, a salvage company tells Dutch media that the operation may take weeks. Updated.
The number of container ships queuing off ports on the US West Coast has been reduced in recent weeks, writes Bloomberg. However, a double-digit number of vessels still await berthing space to unload cargo.