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Containers in UK Unloaded from 'Ever Given' the Ship that Blocked the Suez Canal

4th August 2021
'Blocked' Suez Canal Ship: Ever Given finally arrives to UK where as BBC News reported some 2,000 containers are being unloaded from the Ever Given at Felixstowe. AFLOAT adds the North Sea port on the Suffolk coast is Britain's biggest and busiest 'box'boat port and one of the largest in Europe.  The ship's previous port of call was the Dutch port of Rotterdam and currently the 400m vessel is berthed at the UK port's Trinity Terminal before the vessel's next call is Hamburg in Germany. 'Blocked' Suez Canal Ship: Ever Given finally arrives to UK where as BBC News reported some 2,000 containers are being unloaded from the Ever Given at Felixstowe. AFLOAT adds the North Sea port on the Suffolk coast is Britain's biggest and busiest 'box'boat port and one of the largest in Europe. The ship's previous port of call was the Dutch port of Rotterdam and currently the 400m vessel is berthed at the UK port's Trinity Terminal before the vessel's next call is Hamburg in Germany. Credit: BBC LookEast-twitter

Ever Given, the huge container ship that blocked the Suez Canal is being unloaded after it arrived in the UK, reports BBC News.

The Ever Given docked at Felixstowe, Suffolk, at 16:30 BST on Tuesday, its first UK visit since causing disruption to global shipping as Afloat previously reported.

The Port of Felixstowe said 2,000 containers were being unloaded from the ship and the process would take about 24 hours.

It said the 400m-long (1,300ft) vessel was due to leave at 02:00 on Thursday.

The ship, operated by Taiwanese firm Evergreen Marine, was originally due to arrive at Felixstowe in early April.

It blocked the major shipping lane in Egypt for almost a week in March.

For more on the arrival which drew onlookers to watch the giant ship's arrival, click here.

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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