Ever Given's ship manager, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, does not expect to be made liable for the incident in the Suez Canal, but is nevertheless worried that the company's reputation could be at risk, CEO tells ShippingWatch.
The Suez Canal Authority has received the go-ahead by a court in Egypt to seize container ship Ever Given. The canal authority is seeking USD 900 million in damages following the six-day blockage of the waterway when Ever Given ran aground.
The container market continues to be affected by the week-long traffic jam in the Suez Canal, which has further exacerbated container ship delays and pressure on ports. But the situation is now improved, and Maersk thus opens for short-term and Spot bookings again.
The container ship Ever Given that is blocking the Suez Canal has now been partially refloated and is 80 percent readjusted, confirms the Suez Canal Authority. The ship has been blocking the vital tradelane since Tuesday.
The Suez Canal remains blocked in both directions for the fourth consecutive day, now causing both oil prices and tanker rates to skyrocket. Production and demand could be affected if ships are forced to find alternative and longer routes, writes Reuters.
South Korea's HMM confirms to ShippingWatch that the container line has redirected a ship south of Africa to circumvent the Suez Canal, where a grounded container ship continues to block all passage. "A few vessels" have so far done the same, says shipping analyst.
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.
Tugboats and most recently two dredgers are being put to use on the third day of trying to free the colossal Evergreen container ship blocking the busy Suez Canal that connects Asia and Europe. Around 150 ships are currently affected by the blockage.