World’s Largest Container Vessel Successfully Crosses Suez Canal

It feels like yesterday when the gigantic container ship “Ever Given” got itself stuck in one of the busiest waterways in the world, Egypt’s Suez Canal. This year, thankfully, history decided not to repeat itself, as the world’s largest container vessel “Ever Art” passed successfully through the same trade route toward the Mediterranean.

Safety Precautions

The Head of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), Lieutenant-General Osama Rabie, made sure to take all necessary safety measures and that the SCA provided the huge ship with some of its veteran guides to ensure its safe passage.

The Ever Art also had a locomotive escort that observed it vigilantly to guarantee that what happened last year wouldn’t occur again at all costs.

According to the local news outlet, Egypt Today, Lieutenant-General Rabie stated that the Suez Canal is ready to receive any of Evergreen’s current or future generations or that of any fleet globally.

He also stated the SCA is working on several projects in the southern section of the canal, developing the area to increase maritime safety by 28%.

The Ever Art

Built this year, the Ever Art is the newest addition to the Evergreen fleet with this trip being the 400-meter-long behemoth’s maiden voyage on its way to Rotterdam, Netherland.

While carrying 221,000 tons of storage on board, it joins the Ever Arm, Ever Act, Ever Alp, Ever Ace, and Ever Aim as one of the company’s latest vessels to cross the Suez Canal waterway.

The Suez Canal

The Suez Canal is a man-made waterway on Egypt’s eastern border, that connects the Mediterranean with the Red Sea. Established back in 1869, it cut one of the longest world trade routes almost in half, becoming one of the most vital waterways in the process.

Ever Given Incident

In March 2021, another of Evergreen’s ships, the Ever Given, achieved infamy worldwide when run aground in the Suez Canal. A sandstorm lowered visibility and intense crosswinds pushed the ship into the sides of the canal, causing all traffic to halt. 

With the world watching, Egyptian authorities used diggers, tugboats, and international expertise to set it free in under a week. The Ever Green would return to the Suez Canal several times since the incident, passing safely without issue.

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