Suez Canal open again.

Impact on global shipping traffic will be long-lasting

On Monday, tugboats in the Suez Canal succeeded in freeing the bow of the
M/V Ever Given. The ship is being moved for detailed inspections and will
will then sail to Rotterdam.

The Suez Canal is thus open again. Traffic was resumed late Monday afternoon. Backlogs are now being gradually being worked through: more than 350 ships are affected. It will take at least 3 to 4 days until all traffic in the region returns to normal. 

The disruption to global shipping could last for weeks or months. stretched out. The already tight backlog situation at major seaports will remain critical worldwide. Waiting times are to be expected. What is important now? Place ocean freight pre-bookings early. Alternatives already now  by air and rail freight. Here it might be the next 2-3 weeks will be even tighter. Early planning helps to save time and money in critical situations.

Many shipping companies have already diverted ships via the Cape of Good Hope. The shipping companies concerned are now checking whether some of the ships that were diverted around the Cape of Cape of Good Hope can turn around and continue on their original route. As soon as we have an update on the status of the diverted ships, we will inform you again. we will inform you again.

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