The Ever Given finally freed from the shoreline… The cost of the Suez Canal blockage

A huge container ship that has been wedged in the Suez Canal since Tuesday has finally been freed from the shoreline.

Peter Berdowski, chief executive of Dutch salvage company Boskalis, said the Ever Given had been refloated at 15:05 (13:05 GMT) on Monday, “thereby making free passage through the Suez Canal possible again”.

However, it is not clear yet when full traffic in the canal can resume.

The blockage has been the source of much worry and frustration for the global shipping industry.

Read more in an article from BBC News.

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