OceanX radar: Pity shame for Expeditors; Finally Forward; Pray for rates
Circus, lockdowns & prayers
The 20,000 teu Ever Given, which blocked the Suez Canal for six days in March, appears to be heading back to the waterway.
Owner Shoei Kisen Kaisha of Japan has so far been very circumspect about where the vessel is heading, following the last of the cargo being offloaded in Felixstowe, in the UK, on 4 August.
Reports that repairs were to be made in Dunkirk in France were seen to be incorrect as the ship passed the port following its departure from the UK. Since then, further reports that it was heading for repair yards in Valetta in Malta have also proved unfounded, though the ship did pass close to Malta, made a turn to a north easterly direction for around 20km, before again heading south-east towards Suez.
The vessel is currently around 350km north-west of Port Said at the northern entrance of the canal and steaming at 12.4kts which should see the Ever Given arrive at the entrance of the waterway tomorrow early evening.