When the container ship Ever Given ran aground in March 2021 and closed the Suez Canal for six days, this had far-reaching consequences for the global supply chain and led to major logistical problems. Customers sometimes had to wait months for their orders.
Now Sister has caught the Ever Jeff.” The game Ever Forward ran aground. The 334-meter vessel was on its way from Baltimore, USA, to Norfolk, Virginia, when the collapse occurred.
On the way, it got stuck in a sandbar in the Chesapeake Bay and hasn’t moved an inch since.
The consequences for global trade are much less serious
However, the situation does not appear to be as dire as it was a year ago. Unlike her sister, Ever Forward, who sails under the Hong Kong flag, does not cause such a blockage in navigation.
After the siege of Ever Geffen: Egypt is expanding the Suez Canal(01:44)
A Port Authority spokesperson says, “Stopping other ships does not preclude entry into the Port of Baltimore.” Bloomberg. Very good news for global trading!
Attempts are now being made to restart the ship. While the Coast Guard constantly monitors the situation, shipping company Evergreen has hired divers to inspect the ship for damage. How the collapse occurred in the first place is being investigated. (Mr)
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