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Complicated claims in the wake of the Suez blockage

Norwegian shipping lawyers Simonsen Vogt Wiig describes the blockage of the Suez Canal as a unique event and expects "huge claims" for compensation. ShippingWatch has interviewed lawyer Torgeir Willumsen about the legal aftermath.

Photo: AFP / SUEZ CANAL AUTHORITY

The repercussions of the week-long blockage of the Suez Canal may lead to "an enormous amount of various compensation claims," ​​assesses Norwegian shipping lawyer Torgeir Willumsen from law firm Simonsen Vogt Wiig.

The effects of the grounded container ship is likely to be felt in the industry for a while. Shipping analyst Lars Jensen, CEO of Seaintelligence Consulting, estimates that the blockage will have an impact for the next 2-3 months.

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