Ever Given returns to the chain after three months

Container ship the Ever Given, which trapped in the Suez Canal in March and blocked the passage for six days, sails again. The ship, which is one of the largest container ships in the world, was on the chain until today because of the absence of compensation.

The owner of the Suez Canal, the Egyptian state-owned Suez Canal Authority (SCA), announced last weekend that an agreement had been reached with shipping company Evergreen on compensation for the damage suffered. After signing the agreement, the ship was able to leave a lake near the Suez Canal for the first time since the beginning of March. According to SCA, the departure was accompanied by a ceremony.

The crash of the ship, which was on its way to Rotterdam, led to major problems worldwide. Hundreds of ships had to wait or sail in the canal until the ship was straightened. After six days, the ship was unleashed, involving the Dutch dredging company Boskalis.

Dutch entrepreneurs were also affected. At the end of May, hundreds of entrepreneurs were still waiting for goods aboard the Ever Given, such as outdoor furniture, agendas, medicine raw materials and solar panels.