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Egypt has seized what was once bestowed and now wants more than $ 900 million for the ship’s congestion in the Suez Canal.


The UK club, one of Ever Given’s insurance companies, says the claim is ‘largely unsupported.’

April 14, 2021

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Egypt has taken over Has ever launched and claim over 900 million dollars for congestion that container ships cause at Suehea canal last month, according to CNN.

An Egyptian court ruled that Shoei Kisen Kaisha, the shipowner, needed to compensate for damages caused by delayed maritime traffic, maintenance fees and costs of rescue operations.

Ever Given ran aground on March 23 after it was caught in a 40-nautical mile wind in the midst of a sandstorm. The 224,000-ton ship, owned by shipping company Evergreen Marine Corp. operator based in Taiwan, has cargo between Asia and Europe.

Related: The large container ship was finally freed from the Suez Canal

At the time of the incident, The Lloyd’s List It is estimated that congestion will cause about $ 9.6 billion in daily traffic value. As a result, at least 185 ships, including 10 tankers carrying 13 million barrels of crude oil, were stopped.

“We are determined to continue to work hard to resolve this situation as soon as possible,” Shoei Kisen Kaisha said in a statement, following the news of Ever Given’s predicament. “We would like to apologize to all parties affected by this incident, including ships traveling and planning to cross the Suez Canal.”

According to the container ship time liberated from the canal bank On March 29, more than 400 ships ran aground. The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has since seized the ship’s cargo and detained the ship’s crew of 25 citizens, despite the fact that the ship itself was later declared as safe to pass through the channel.

“The SCA’s decision to arrest the ship was extremely disappointing,” said Ian Beveridge, CEO of the ship’s technical director Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM). CNN in a statement. “From the outset, the BSM and the crew on board have fully cooperated with all authorities, including the SCA and their respective investigations of the landing … The main objective of BSM This was a quick fix to allow ships and crew to depart the Suez Canal. “

One of Ever Given’s insurance companies, the UK Club, also told the store they were in talks on the SCA’s claim for $ 916 million.

“Despite the large extent of the claim, which is largely unsupported, owners and their insurance companies negotiated in good faith with the SCA,” UK Club said in a statement. added that on April 12, “a carefully considered and generously considered proposal was sent to the SCA to resolve their complaint.” They also argued that the SCA did not provide a “detailed explanation. details for this great special request. ”

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