The head of the Suez Canal Authority has warned that there is no deadline for the release of the 220,000-ton container vessel that has blocked one of the major arteries of global trade, and that if the product is not republished therein, efforts could be made to lower its cargo in the coming days.
Everlasting rescue efforts continued on Saturday, with rescue experts deploying high-powered dredgers and tugboats, but the head of the authorities, Osama Rabbi, said they could be dubbed “Plan C” – at least some of the thousands of containers on the ship had to be removed.
Shipping and rescue experts warned that unloading from the ship was likely to delay the reopening of the canal in a few weeks, severely disrupting the supply of chains for everything from crude oil to automobile parts and children’s toys.
About 12 percent of all maritime trade passes through the Suez Canal, the fastest route from Europe to Asia. Dozens of container ships and oil tankers have already begun returning across Africa, which will add more than a week to a voyage, and some ships have been instructed to unload cargo at a nearby port.
The rabbi said there was some hope on Friday as the ship, which was placed diagonally on both sides of the canal, showed some signs of “reacting” to the dredging effort and had multiple tugboats deployed to pull it free. He said the hard and radar were gone.
He added, however, that the low tide had thwarted the latest attempt.
The White House on Friday The US was providing assistance To the Egyptian authorities to release the ship, indicating that concerns about the closure of the canal have reached the highest levels of government internationally.
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Weighing about 30 tons from a height of about 0 feet, the logistics of the Andolus in the 40-foot container are far from straightforward, the accident is far from any port infrastructure.
Late Friday, Bosklis chief executive Peter Bardovsky – who owns Smith Salvage – said late Friday that he was still optimistic the ship could be released early next week “but everything has to work out”.
“The bow is really stuck in the sandy soil, but the strain has not been pushed completely into the clay, which is positive,” Bardovsky told the Dutch TV program Newsweek on Friday, according to Reuters.
He added that heavier tugboats were expected to arrive this weekend.
“We hope that a combination of tugboats, sand lifting on bows and a high tide will enable our ship to relax,” Bardowski says.
The Mediterranean shipping agency, the world’s second-largest shipping group, said on Saturday that the world was experiencing “the biggest disruption to global trade in recent years” and warned that customers would “expect the supply chain’s reliability issue to deteriorate over the next few months”.
Caroline Beckcart, senior vice-president of MSc, said, “Getting around the Cape of Good Hope is an alternative to some routes, in other cases there is more to working closely with our clients to see what other solutions they can solve,” said M.Sc. -President Caroline Beckcart.
“Unfortunately, even when the canal is reopened for the backlog of huge ships waiting for the waterway, it encourages arrivals at certain ports and we may face new traffic congestion problems.”
The RBI said the number of ships waiting to transit the canal has gone up to around 320.
Lloyd’s list estimates that more than 10 10 billion worth of goods have been delayed in a single day at the northern and southern entrances to the canal since Ever Gain was blocked on Tuesday.
The rabbi said Egypt was losing up to 14 14 a day on Khaler’s ribbon.