The 20,388 TEU container vessel MV Ever Given berthed in Rotterdam’s harbor in the morning today, ie. more than four months after the fact than arranged.
The ship, which is carrying over 18,000 containers, will spend until Monday unloading almost half of its cargo before proceeding to Felixstowe in the United Kingdom to discharge the balance of the massively delayed containers. Shippers have had to pay an additional fee to get their shipments since the general average was established months ago.
Once all of the containers have been lifted, the ship will be taken out of service and will undergo a thorough assessment prior to any potential repairs.
The Shoei Kisen-owned vessel MV Ever Given, gained international notice in March when it stranded and stopped the Suez Canal for six days. The ship was eventually apprehended, and it spent many weeks in the Great Bitter Lake while a compensation claim was settled.