Egyptian authorities have impounded the hulking Ever Given, which blocked the
A court in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia ordered the seizure of the vessel earlier this month. The Ever Given’s owner filed an appeal on
Negotiations between the
The Ever Given was on its way to the Dutch port of
A massive salvage effort by a flotilla of tugboats helped by the tides freed the skyscraper-sized,
The blockage of the canal forced some ships to take the long alternate route around the Cape of Good Hope at Africa’s southern tip, requiring additional fuel and other costs. Hundreds of other ships waited in place for the blockage to end.
The shutdown, which raised worries of supply shortages and rising costs for consumers, added strain on the shipping industry, already under pressure from the coronavirus pandemic.