Update on Vessel blockage in the Suez Canal
Dear valued customers,
We wish to update you that the Suez Canal has been blocked after vessel “Ever Given”, operated by Evergreen, ran aground at southern part of the canal. As a result, navigation in the Suez Canal is currently suspended in both directions, causing a rapid build-up of waiting vessels.
According to the latest information received from Suez Canal Authority (SCA) refloating attempts are being carried out, using rescue and tug units and they are planning to reopen an older section of the canal to ease the bottleneck of marine traffic caused by the incident.
Additionally, once navigation will be resumed, congestion at Port Said is expected as the northbound convoy will arrive at Port Said.
Due to the above-mentioned, we are expecting delays with deliveries. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will keep you updated on any further development.
For customer queries, please approach the relevant Account Managers or our Customer Service Team.
We thank you for your understanding and continued support.
ZIM Customer Service