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Suez Canal Says 87 Ships to Pass Through on Thursday

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 1, 2021

(Photo: Suez Canal Authority)

(Photo: Suez Canal Authority)

The Suez Canal Authority said 87 ships were expected to pass through the waterway in both directions on Thursday, as it tries to clear a backlog since re-opening on Monday.

A total of 194 ships have already passed through between Monday night, when a giant container ship blocking the crucial international trade route was re-floated, and Wednesday, the Suez Canal Authority said.

The six-day blockage caused by the 400-meter-long Ever Given had caused a back-up of more than 400 vessels, which authorities said they would work around the clock to clear.

(Reporting by Yusri Mohamed, writing by Nafisa Eltahir; editing by David Evans)

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