Ever Given, the 20,000 TEU containership which obstructed the Suez Canal in March, arrived at the Port of Felixstowe today at around 3 PM (local time).
The vessel made its long-awaited arrival after it was supposed to reach Suffolk in early April.
Ship-spotters have gathered along the coast in Felixstowe, publishing updates on the ship’s docking.
As per the plans, Ever Given will unload at Trinity Terminal, one of the largest container handling facilities in the United Kingdom.
Last week, the ship visited the ECT Delta terminal and discharged all containers with terminus Rotterdam and Hamburg. Containers for Hamburg were loaded on the Ever Utile to continue their journey to Hamburg, according to the port’s authority.
Once the rest of the containers have been unloaded, the ship will not be put in service and will undergo a full inspection.
The damage to the hull is planned to be examined in Dunkirk.
The Panama-flagged boxship got grounded on 23rd March, blocking the waterway for days and causing huge congestion for global trade.
Take a look at some of the pictures curious ship-spotters took!
Here she comes pic.twitter.com/qh4ioFZGhb— Felixstowe Museum (@FelixstowMuseum) August 3, 2021
Two legends, Ever Given and boatymcboatface about to cross paths in North Essex pic.twitter.com/K2kIXfyRB5— Sam Johnson-Schlee (@SNFSchlee) August 3, 2021