Container vessel blocking Suez Canal

25 March 2021

On 23 March, a container vessel deviated off course due to strong winds. This caused the vessel to run aground and block the Suez Canal passage. Vessels scheduled to transit the passage have been affected in both directions.

Attempts by the salvage team to re-float the 400m-long vessel has failed, and dredgers continued to clear mud and sand around the vessel through the night. The incident continues to cause long queues and delays as vessels are unable to transit.

Höegh Autoliners is monitoring the situation closely. So far, our vessel, Höegh London V93 has been impacted awaiting transit from the south side of the canal. Although this situation is beyond our control, we are doing our best to minimise delays and apologise for the inconvenience this has caused.

For customers impacted by the situation, our representatives will reach out with specific information. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated on the latest developments.

If you have any further questions, please contact your local Höegh Autoliners representative.