Published: Thu, April 01, 2021
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Suez Canal Backup Could Clear in About 4 Days

Suez Canal Backup Could Clear in About 4 Days

"This is the right of the country", Mr Rabie said.

The figure is a rough estimate of losses linked to transit fees, damages incurred during the dredging and salvage efforts, the cost of the equipment, and labor, Suez Canal Authority chief executive Osama Rabie said late Wednesday to local television channel Sada Elbalad. The incident, he said, hurt Egypt's reputation.

Earlier, the world's second-largest shipping line MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company in its statement said they expect some missing sailing in the future but denied claims that it has suspended booking worldwide due to Suez closure.

These colossal cargo ships that became held on Egypt's Suez Canal banks last week, barring traffic through the vital waterway, were ultimately cleared of the shoreline by technicians on Monday evening.

Shoei Kisen will discuss compensation with the Canal Authority, but will refrain from giving details for now, according to a spokesperson.

The Ever Given's stranding across a southern section of the canal forced a halt to all traffic, leading to a build-up of 422 ships at either end of the canal and along its course. The ship is owned by a Japanese firm and operated by a Taiwanese shipper.

Kenya has allayed fears of pronounced negative impact on operations at the Port of Mombasa as an aftermath of the Suez Canal crisis, with only exports mainly refrigerated avocados to Europe and America, expected to experience slight delays.


Officials said Tuesday the backlog of ships trying to pass through the Suez Canal could take about four days to work through, following almost a week in which the vital waterway was blocked by a massive container ship.

A great number of oil tankers had diverted away from the canal.

He did not specify from whom the canal authority would seek compensation.

With the blockage, ships were forced to take an alternate route around the Cape of Good Hope, an additional 3,100 miles.

The Evergreen management also exuded confidence that there will not be a dispute.

"In 40 years, not a single case of dispute has happened between SCA and Evergreen", he said in an interview. "We all respect all the rules of the SCA", he said.

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