(Hawk von Holland) Giant Container Ship Given anytime Four months after the Suez Canal, a crossing point for 10% of world trade, finally reached Rotterdam.
The 400,000-meter vessel with a capacity of 200,000 tons entered a European port at 3 p.m. GMT (10 pm EST), detected by AFP journalist.
“Seeing him was a great relief and a special moment,” said Hans Nagtegal, container manager at Rotterdam Harbor.
“Finally, we can do the unloading work and get it back to a normal boating routine,” he told AFP.
L ‘Given anytime Nagtegal explained that she will remain in Rotterdam until Monday, when she will weigh the anchor for Felixstowe in the UK, before traveling to the dry dock in Dunkirk, France, where she will undergo further tests.
The giant ship, which blocked the Suez Canal for six days in late March, returned to the road three weeks ago after signing a 100-day stabilization and secret compensation agreement between Egyptian authorities and the Japanese owner. Ship.
The container ship released its bow on the east side of the waterway on March 23, blocking all traffic on the canal route and on the crucial sea route.
Clearance operations lasted six days and required the excavation of more than ten tugs, as well as the bottom of the canal.
L ‘Given anytime Egyptian officials were sent toward the great Amer Lake in the middle of the canal, seeking compensation from the ship owner for loss of earnings, rescue costs or even damage to the canal during the incident.
Cairo initially claimed $ 916 million (approximately 767 million euros), reducing its claims to $ 600 and $ 550 million, but the final amount was subject to tough negotiations.
According to the SCA, Egypt lost between 12 million and 15 million million per day of closures.
In April, maritime data company Lloyds List estimated that the blockade of the Suez Canal prevented the estimated $ 9.6 billion ($ 8 billion) worth of cargo being transported daily between Asia and Europe.