The M.V Ever Given having run aground within the Suez Canal is causing a huge impact to global shipping.
Europa Air & Sea is updating all of its customers who are being impacted by the incident.
Since launching in 2015, Europa Air & Sea has gone from strength to strength and has teams located across the UK and a designated office in Hong Kong.
Europa Air & Sea is part of Europa Worldwide Group an ambitious independent logistics operator with six divisions – Europa Road, Europa Air & Sea, Europa Showfreight, Europa Warehouse, Europa Contact Centre and Continental Cargo Carriers. Despite the pandemic, all divisions are open for business and operating as normal, at locations across the country.
Angus Hind, Director of Europa Air & Sea, said: “The vessel has now been stranded for over 48 hours causing severe backlogs both north and south bound and within the Suez Canal itself.
“Customers with cargo on the stranded vessel have been contacted directly. Those customers who have cargo on vessels that are waiting in line or within the canal will be updated as soon as carriers have issued new timings. We want to thank all of our customers for their continued support, and we will contact them as soon as further details are available.”
The wider global impact of the event and subsequent delays is not yet known. But the longer the vessel is stuck, the greater the chances of vessels being delayed both on the European inbound leg and also the return leg to Asia. This may result in carriers blanking sailings towards the end of April as vessel and equipment will be displaced.