An agreement was found in the dispute over the blockade of the Suez Canal in March due to the grounding of the Ever Given ship. The container ship will be free to leave port on Wednesday, a spokesman for Japanese shipowner Shoei Kisen Kaisha announced, without providing further details. UK law firm Stann Marine, representing Ever Given owners and insurers, spoke of “an agreement in principle” after weeks of intense negotiations. No details were also provided by Osama Rabea, head of the Suez Canal Authority, who limited himself to saying that “Wednesday there will be a final signing ceremony and we will allow the ship to leave, thus ending three months. difficult negotiations “.
Last March, for six days, Ever Given, one of the largest container ships in the world, ran aground in the Suez Canal, blocking the route between Asia and Europe for six days. The Canal Authority had asked for damages of 916 million dollars due to lost revenues, which was then reduced to 550 million, blocking the ship and the crew in port.