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Rotterdam docks 54 box ships delayed in Suez Canal crisis

THE Port of Rotterdam has processed 54 of 64 containerships delayed after the 20,388- TEU Ever Given ran aground and blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week from March 23, said the port authority

10 May 2021 - 19:00
THE Port of Rotterdam has processed 54 of 64 containerships delayed after the 20,388- TEU Ever Given ran aground and blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week from March 23, said the port authority.

Three vessels were cancelled, two are being processed in Rotterdam, one is at anchor and four were still en route.



The Ever Given is one of the four en route. It was seized by the Egyptian authorities in the canal's Great Bitter Lake.



'The system operated well and there were no problems, demonstrating that Rotterdam is more than capable of handling any logistics challenges, from a Suez Armada, Covid-19 or a prolonged period of snow or wind,' said Logistics Alliance chairman Steven Lak.



However, the terminals remains extremely busy due to all these disruptions. As this is set to persist in the coming months, it is vital that we continue to address and discuss the various congestion signals in the market. We can achieve this in our regular meetings,' said Mr Lak.


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