Denmark’s A.P. Moller-Maersk has filed a lawsuit towards the proprietor and operator of the containership
Ever Given, which blocked the Suez Canal for six days in 2021, searching for compensation for delays attributable to the incident.
“We are able to verify that Maersk has filed a declare towards Evergreen, the ship’s proprietor and the vessel’s technical supervisor on the Danish Maritime and Business Excessive Court docket. The declare is said to the losses Maersk suffered throughout Ever Given’s blockage of the Suez Canal in March 2021,” a spokesperson informed Splash.
The 400-m-long, 20,388 teu Ever Given ran aground within the Suez Canal on March 23, 2021, blocking the important thing buying and selling artery between Europe and Asia. Lots of of ships backed up in a queue behind the Ever Given, and a few vessels even took an uncommon detour, down across the Cape of Good Hope. Maersk didn’t say what number of of its ships have been delayed on the time.
Japan’s Shoei Kisen owns Ever Given, which is chartered by the Taiwanese service Evergreen. The Copenhagen-based liner big didn’t disclose the scale of the declare, with native media in Denmark suggesting the full is in extra of $40m.
“We can’t verify the talked about quantity,” Maersk stated.