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Maersk estimates Suez clean-up will take at least six days

Maersk estimates that the clean up of the Suez Canal will take at least six days, the shipping company tells ShippingWatch. The current situation will likely have far-reaching consequences for container traffic.

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It will take at least six days to clean up the situation in the Suez Canal, where container ship Ever Given has blocked passage for almost a week after the ship ran aground, says Maersk in a comment to ShippingWatch.

Close to 400 ships are currently waiting in line to sail through the canal, and Maersk is awaiting further information on how the queue of ships will be handled in the coming days.

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