The 20,388TEU Ever Given is to leave the Suez Canal for Northern Europe after more than three months of legal wrangling, following an agreement announced between the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) and the vessel owners and insurers.
“Following the agreement in principle between the parties, and after further meetings with the Suez Canal Authority’s negotiating committee and numerous court hearings, good progress has been made and a formal solution has now been agreed,” announced the insurance group, UK P&I Club.
The Ultra Large Container Vessel (ULCV) operated by Evergreen shipping line is slated to depart Egypt on Wednesday, July 7.
It was on March 23 that the mega containership was blown off course by high winds on its way through the Suez Canal. The ship became wedged firmly in both banks, completely blocking traffic on the canal accounting for about 10% of world maritime trade. (photo Suez Canal Authority)