A container ship blocking one the world's busiest trade routes is freed after almost a week.
Massive container ship was refloated this week after six days preventing traffic through key global trade route
Salvage teams on Monday set free a colossal container ship that has halted global trade through the Suez Canal, a canal services firm said, bringing an end to a crisis that for nearly a week clogged one of the world’s most vital maritime arteries.
Ever Given's course has been corrected by 80% and further maneuvers will resume when water level rises later in the day, said the Suez Canal Authority.
After a day of blocked navigation at the Suez Canal, shippers look for alternate routes to avoid global economic impact.
Egypt added a second shipping channel to the Suez Canal in 2015, but the Ever Given is stuck in part of the canal that was untouched by the expansion
How one ship could disrupt global trade.
Egypt’s Suez Canal — one of the world’s busiest and most important waterways — is currently blocked, thanks to a massive, 224,000-ton container ship called the Ever Given. The vessel became lodged in the canal on Tuesday, causing a large-scale traffic jam and clogging almost the entire width of the passageway.