Suez blockage: Hopes are that dredging can free Ever Given

S&P Global Platts this morning reported Japan’s Shoei Kisen Kaisha, the owner of the Ever Given, as saying that it hoped that the giant ship could be refloated Saturday evening local time.

VIDEO: Suez Canal could be blocked for weeks

UPDATED: This morning, the Suez Canal remained blocked by the giant containership Ever Given, which remains wedged across the waterway, preventing the passage of canal traffic in both directions. The delays could

VIDEO: Giant containership blocks Suez Canal

UPDATED: One of the world’s largest containerships, Evergreen’s 20,388 TEU Ever Given, got stuck in the Suez Canal March 23, blocking traffic in both directions. According to reports, at one time seven

Suez and Panama Canals cut owners breaks to keep ships transiting

Cheap bunker prices are tempting hard-pressed shipowners to send ships “the long way round” and avoid expensive Suez and Panama Canal transit fees. In response, the authorities of both canals are offering

JRC/Alphatron names Elcome as Egypt sales/service representative

MAY 7, 2018 — Dubai, UAE, headquartered Elcome International announced that its subsidiary company Elcome Marine Technologies JSC Free Zone has been appointed by JRC/Alphatron Marine as a full sales and

HullWiper cleaning system now available in Suez Canal ports

DECEMBER 19, 2017 — GAC Egypt is now offering the HullWiper hull cleaning service to vessels berthing at ports in the Suez Canal. The eco-friendly remotely operated vehicle (ROV) has already attended

Wilhelmsen Ships Service helps owners cut Suez costs

AUGUST 25, 2016 —Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has established a dedicated local transit team to help its customers negotiate not just the Suez Canal, but also the complex rebate system designed to

Releases drone in Suez Canal, gets detained

JUNE 15, 2016 — The Gard P&I Club reports that a vessel entered with the club was recently detained following the launch of a drone to photograph the vessel proceeding through the

Fire breaks out at Suez Canal container terminal

MAY 3, 2016 — Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is reporting that a fire broke out in the early hours of Tuesday morning, May 3, at the Suez Canal Container Terminal, Egypt, following

New Suez Canal inaugurated in elaborate ceremony

AUGUST 6, 2015—In an elaborate ceremony featuring a naval flotilla and fighter jets, as well as a host of foreign dignitaries, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi today inaugurated the New Suez Canal.