Rotterdam almost clear of Suez blockage backlog, Port Authority says

By IM Staff
Published: Wednesday, 12 May 2021

The so-called “Suez Armada” of vessels that were delayed by the unintentional blockage of the Suez Canal has now been processed by the Port of Rotterdam, but the port was still “extremely” busy and there were challenges ahead for the shipping sector, speakers said during the Supply Chain Talks digital event on Wednesday May 5.

By Cristina Belda

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.

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