Suez Canal Delays – Update 2
Further to our earlier notice with the good news that the Ever Given vessel was re-floated and on its way to anchorage.
Traffic through the Suez Canal has now commenced. The southbound convoy entered the canal with 48 vessels that moved from Port Said anchorage. The northbound convoy is to follow with 25 vessels planned.
Exact ETA of affected vessels is still under evaluation. Carriers are doing their utmost to optimise the rotations in order to minimise potential bottlenecks at ports and terminals so we expect there may be further changes to the schedules and will communicate this to customers as soon as information is made available to us.
Despite the canal reopening, the ripple effects on capacity and equipment will continue to be felt worldwide. The blockage has already triggered a series of further disruptions and backlogs that could take weeks, and possibly months, to unravel.
We have already started to see changes with how the shipping lines are processing new bookings and Mondiale VGL along with our partners at origin are in close contact with the shipping lines to work out the best way through this period.
Mondiale will contact you with any specific shipments which are affected by these changes as soon as information is made available.
If you have any concerns or would like to discuss further, please feel free to contact your Mondiale VGL representative.