Suez Canal chairman says losses from Ever Given blockage could reach $1 billion
01 April, 2021, 09:30 am
Last modified: 01 April, 2021, 09:35 am
Ever Given container ship is pictured in Suez Canal in this Maxar Technologies satellite image taken on March 26, 2021. Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS
The chairman of the Suez Canal Authority said on Wednesday, in an interview with Egypt's Sada El-Balad TV, that losses and damages from the Ever Given blockage could reach around $1 billion.
"The amount of damage and losses, and how much the dredgers consumed, will be calculated. Estimates, God willing, will reach a billion dollars and a little bit more, this is the country's right," the chairman, Osama Rabie, said.
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