A ship blocking the Suez Canal arrives in Rotterdam

The Evergiven container ship, which blocked the Suez Canal in March, will be anchored in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on July 29, 2021. (EvaPlevier / Reuters)

Rotterdam — A container ship, Evergiven, stranded on the Suez Canal for six days in March, arrived at Rotterdam’s Dutch port on Thursday after being released by Egyptian authorities.

According to the port, it was scheduled to berth at Rotterdam’s ECT Delta Terminal, unload until August 3, and then depart for Felixstowe, England.

One of the world’s largest container ships, a strong wind clogged across the canal on March 23, disrupting traffic in both directions and disrupting world trade.

About 15% of the world’s shipping traffic passes through the Suez Canal, the shortest route between Europe and Asia.

A 400-meter (1,312-foot) vessel carrying about 18,300 containers departed Egypt on July 7, 106 days after being wedged across the southern part of the waterway.

Anthony Deutsch