Never given, the ship that blocked the Suez, arrives at the port – .

Never given, the ship that blocked the Suez, arrives at the port – .

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands – The Ever Given, the container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for days and disrupted global shipping for weeks, arrived at the port of the Netherlands on Thursday morning, ending a three-month saga that included a still-mysterious grounding, months of compensation negotiations with Egypt, and a shipment of summer women’s clothing too late for the season.
The ship, a 1,300-foot giant that carries 18,000 freight containers, is one of the largest seagoing vessels in the world. For months it was also one of the best known in the world, after its bow got stuck in the east side of the Suez Canal and its stern rolled over and crashed into the other. side, blocking traffic in both directions.
He arrived at a Rotterdam container terminal early on Thursday.
The ship originally set sail from Yantian, China on March 8. He got stuck in the Suez Canal on March 23, where he spent a week, shutting down the crucial waterway that connects the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. Passage represents up to 13% of maritime trade. A global traffic jam ensued, with ships anchored on either side of the waterway. Other ships completely bypassed the canal.
A multinational team of some 600 engineers and sailors and a flotilla of the world’s largest tugs dug and then pulled the Ever Given for free. The vessel then remained at anchor in a lake off the main Suez Canal for months as its owner and insurers negotiated with Egyptian authorities over liability and compensation.


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