An Egyptian court on Tuesday upheld an earlier ruling to detain the Ever Given container ship that blocked the Suez Canal, as authorities continue to seek as much as $900 million in compensation from the vessel’s owners.
The court in mid-April granted the Suez Canal Authority’s request for the seizure of the 400-meter-long vessel as talks dragged on over Egypt’s compensation. The Ever Given in the southern reaches of the canal for almost a week in March caused mass disruptions to global shipping
The Ever Given’s owner filed an appeal on April 22 in hopes of overturning the decision,
The Economic Court of Ismailia on Tuesday upheld the seizure decision. There has is still no comment from the vessel’s owner.
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