Evergreen Marine Corporation, the ship's charterer on Thursday said that it was not responsible for delays of cargo it was transporting and dismissed the possibility of it paying compensation.
Shoei Kisen will discuss compensation with the Canal Authority, but will refrain from giving details for now, according to a spokesperson.More news: Seven Hong Kong activists convicted over 2019 illegal assembly
"We need to study it in the right way because the number of ships is large, including ships that waited for one day, ships that waited for two days, and ships that waited for three days or four days - not all of them will take the same percentages", Rabie was quoted as saying y Reuters. "This country should get its due", he said.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi said Tuesday that while the incident was an unwanted event, it was dealt with effectively and reaffirmed the importance of the Suez Canal.
The Ever Given's stranding across a southern section of the canal forced a halt to all traffic, leading to a build-up of 422 ships at either end of the canal and along its course. This Taiwanese firm holds leasing the contracted ship.More news: GOP delegation demands answers amid escalating Biden border crisis
Shipping rates for oil tankers almost doubled last week after the vital waterway was blocked, preventing crude traffic. Such a scenario is unlikely, he said, because Egypt has a long relationship with the ship owner. Since six in the morning, these ships have crossed more than thirty-eight ships from the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf and Southeast Asia, die travel to Europe including a French nuclear powered submarine and an escort ship. Sailing via the Suez Canal reduces the distance between the ports in Mumbai and NY by over 3,200 nautical miles, compared to sailing around the Cape of Good Hope.
As the 1,312-foot-long vessel began weaving erratically across the channel, the lawyer "began swearing", and commented, "It's like driving an oil tanker", states the report.
It does not include damages for the owners of more than 400 boats delayed by the calamity on the Suez Canal, nor compensation that could be sought by companies whose materials or products were on those boats.More news: Biden's dog bites another White House employee
"In 40 years now, not a single case of dispute has happened between SCA and Evergreen", he said in an interview. "We all respect all the rules of the SCA".