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Maersk sues Evergreen over Suez Canal blockage in Danish court

Container ship Ever Given

(Reuters) — Shipping group Maersk said Monday it has filed a lawsuit against the owner and operator of container ship Ever Given, which blocked the Suez Canal for six days in 2021, claiming compensation for delays caused by the incident.

The Danish company did not disclose the size of the claim or when it was filed. The news was first reported by industry media

“Maersk has raised a claim against Evergreen, the ship's owners and the technical manager at the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court, because Maersk suffered losses in connection with Ever Given's blocking of the Suez Canal,” a spokesperson told Reuters.

Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships, became jammed across the canal in high winds for six days in March 2021, halting traffic in both directions and disrupting global trade.

The ship is chartered by Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen from Japan's Shoei Kisen, which owns the ship.

Evergreen could not immediately be reached for comment. Shoei Kisen declined to comment.