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Suez Canal Reopens

The Ever Given has been fully dislodged and has moved to the Great Bitter Lake for further inspection.  Whilst the canal has opened Hapag Lloyd have reported that current backlog should be cleared within four days.

The average number of ships that daily pass through the canal before the accident was between 80 to 90 ships.  However, the head of the Suez Canal Authority said that the channel will work 24 hours to facilitate the passage of almost 400 ships held up by the incident.

Ships travel in convoys (1 each southbound and northbound) and the journey to cross the canal takes 10 to 12 hours, and in the event the channel continues to operate for 24 hours, double the number of convoys per day will be able to successfully pass.

If there are any significant changes to the above information ACA International will provide further updates, otherwise your sales/customer service contact will be able to keep you updated on the progress of any shipments effected by this incident.