Rotterdam almost clear of Suez blockage backlog, Port Authority says
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.
The day that container vessel Ever Given was freed from its
accidental grounding, 64 ships...