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Major burst! An ultra-large container ship loaded with Chinese cargo ran aground on the Suez Canal, the channel was blocked, and it was forced to temporarily close!

2021-03-25

Major burst! An ultra-large container ship loaded with Chinese cargo ran aground on the Suez Canal, the channel was blocked, and it was forced to temporarily close!

According to shipping professional media-One Shipping has just learned that a very large container ship under the name EVER GIVEN with a capacity of 20388Teu under Evergreen Shipping has suffered a serious hard aground accident in the Suez Canal!

 

The accident not only caused the container ship full of Chinese cargo to be unable to move, but also caused the throat channel connecting Asia and Europe to be closed, and all ships were temporarily impassable!

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It is reported that the accident occurred at 06:00 UTC yesterday (March 23) UTC, and the stranded location was located in the northern part of the Suez Canal. According to the feedback on the scene, when the giant EVER GIVEN with a capacity of more than 203.8 million Teu just entered the channel Soon, the stranding accident happened.

 

As of yesterday (March 23) 14:40 UTC, although many tugboats tried to rescue the EVER GIVEN vessel, this ultra-large container ship was still unable to move after nearly 10 hours of hard work by several tugboats.

 

  According to One Shipping, the accident has caused the Suez Canal to be forced to suspend the two-way waterway between the north and the south, which is expected to have a domino effect on European routes, and a large number of routes may face delays!

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According to the analysis of One Shipping, the container ship EVERGIVEN that has been stranded is currently serving the well-known European route CEM/AEU5. The domestic ports of call include Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, and Shenzhen Yantian Port

 

 

In terms of space usage, in addition to Evergreen, the shipping companies that share cabins on this container ship also include members of the OCEAN alliance: COSCO SHIPPING, CMA CGM, and OOCL

 

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