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Ever Given and the Suez Canal

PSA Singapore clears Suez Canal backlog

Photo: PSA PSA Pasir Panjang Terminal Singapore from the air
Singapore terminal operator PSA has cleared a backlog of 45 containerships held up by the blockage of the Suez Canal in late March.

While all the vessels stranded in the closure of the Suez Canal 23 – 29 March were cleared through the key waterway by 5 April transit times from Europe to Asia meant that the impact congestion was only felt in key Asian ports two or three weeks later.

In mid-April the Singapore authorities said that PSA Singapore was gearing up to handle a backlog of containerships that were held up north of the canal when it was blocked by the grounded Ever Given

“PSA Singapore has handled the container vessels delayed by the Suez Canal blockage, with a total of 45 ships being cleared as of today. Operations remain smooth as we work closely with our stakeholders to connect the cargo to their next destinations and mitigate the delays arising from the Suez Canal blockage,” a PSA corporate spokesperson said.

PSA is utilising services such as its Calista platform to try smooth connectivity in the world’s largest transhipment hub.