Suez Canal Authority Says Shipping Backlog Cleared

CAIRO (Sputnik) – All vessels trapped on the entrance to Egypt’s Suez Canal by the grounding of an enormous container ship have handed by means of as of Saturday, the chairman of the waterway’s authority stated.

The ship was refloated on Monday by a fleet of 15 tugboats. The final 61 ships cleared the canal linking the Red Sea with the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday.

REUTERS / HANDOUTShip Ever Given, one of many world’s largest container ships, is seen after it was absolutely floated in Suez Canal, Egypt March 29, 2021.

The Ever Given ran aground on Tuesday final week, paralysing the essential waterway. The price to international commerce may attain $1 billion, based on the canal authority. The Japanese-owned, Taiwanese-operated, Panamanian-flagged vessel has been towed to the Great Bitter Lake, the place it’s going to stay whereas the incident is investigated.


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