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The Suez Canal is blocked by a huge container ship
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A vast container ship has run aground in the Suez Canal after being blown off course by a “gust of wind”, causing a huge traffic jam of vessels at either end of the vital international trade artery.
The 220,000-tonne, 400 meter-long Ever Given – a so-called “mega ship” – became stuck near the southern end of the canal on Tuesday. Several attempts to refloat it have failed.
This incident will have an impact on the ETA’s and ETD’s of the vessels the coming weeks. Our sales teams will keep you updated and inform you well in advance about delayed departures and arrivals.