The blockage of the waterway between March 23 and 29 created havoc for global shipping, and the Port of Rotterdam, the largest seaport in Europe, has been particularly congested since the incident.
The day that container vessel Ever Given
was freed from its accidental grounding, 64 ships had planned to sail to Rotterdam via the Suez Canal. For that reason, the port authority initiated a consultative panel with shipping companies, terminal operators and hinterland carriers to support the terminal in processing the container ships that were en route. It also organized the digital event.
Fifty-four vessels have been processed, three were canceled, two were being processed in Rotterdam, one was at anchor and four were en route, the Port said in a press release on May 7.
Among these four was the Ever Given, which had been seized by the Egyptian authorities and detained in the canal’s Great Bitter Lake,...