Ever Given arrives in Rotterdam as per schedule

(Image Courtesy: Kees Torn / Port of Rotterdam)

On Thursday (July 29) morning at 5:15 am (local time), containership Ever Given arrived amid great interest at quayside of ECT Delta terminal in the Amazonehaven. All continental containers will be unloaded here. Containers for Hamburg will be loaded back onto Ever Utile this weekend to continue their journey to Hamburg, Port of Rotterdam authorities stated.

The vessel, one of the world’s largest container ships, was jammed across the Suez Canal in high winds on March 23, ceasing traffic in both directions and disrupting global trade.

“The arrival went according planning. The Rotterdam container terminals handle five to eight such container ships every day this year. In the first half of 2021, container throughput in Rotterdam grew by 8.7 percent to a new record high,” the port further stated.

(Image Courtesy: Kees Torn / Port of Rotterdam)

The container ship Ever Given got stuck in the Suez Canal for six days in March, and was released by authorities in Egypt earlier this month. Around 15% of world shipping traffic transits the Suez Canal, the shortest shipping route between Europe and Asia. The 400-metre (1,312-foot) vessel, which is carrying about 18,300 containers, left Egypt on July 7, 106 days after becoming wedged across a southern section of the waterway.

Ever Given’s release came after an Egyptian court lifted the judicial seizure of the vessel following the Suez Canal Authority’s notification that it reached a settlement with the vessels’ owners and insurers. Ever Given is expected to leave for Felixstowe early next week to deliver the remaining containers.

Ever Given is a 20,000 TEU-class container ship, currently leased by Evergreen Marine Corp. under a time charter agreement. The ship is deployed on a Far East-Europe service route.

Sea News, July 29

Baibhav Mishra
Author: Baibhav Mishra

Associate Editor, Sea News