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Three Days Necessary for Traffic in Suez Canal to Return to Normal, Egyptian President Says

Egypt said it is looking for a massive $1 billion compensation for the damage and losses suffered when giant container vessel Ever Given got stuck in the Suez Canal days, blocking global traffic.

"The SCA sent an email to the Panamanian ship two days ago to hand over its black box to start the investigations but it has not replied", he said, adding that it is a standard action from the side of the ships because they were waiting for a team from an global law firm to attend the investigations.

Chairman Osama Rabie has suggested weather conditions, including high winds, and human error could have played a role in the grounding.

Egypt's Leth Agencies said yesterday that a total of 163 ships had transited the Suez Canal since its reopening and that 292 ships were now waiting. Now, as the route has been unblocked and the massive container ship, the Ever Given, refloated and moved, it set jokes rolling once again, and even Amul joined the meme-fest.

The huge ship, which had been wedged sideways across the waterway for six days, left around 422 vessels queued in the waterway or at anchor, awaiting transit through the canal. This Taiwanese firm holds leasing the contracted ship.

"We saw it on television, and it is completely different than when you see it in front of you", said Mostafa Mohamed, one of the workers. As for the investigation, I leave this question to the administration of the canal and the relevant authorities.

Sheisha, however, speculated that a solution such as agreeing on compensations could be reached within days.

The massive container ship was wedged into the Suez Canal's bank for nearly a week, costing companies billions of dollars each day. Rabei told Egypt Today the canal will be upgraded to allow 95 ships through per day. The pilot explains that, "If you look on your left, we will see the Suez Canal". More waiting areas outside the canal and observation points inside will also be added, and the fleet of support boats will be enlarged, he said.

Kenya has allayed fears of pronounced negative impact on operations at the Port of Mombasa as an aftermath of the Suez Canal crisis, with only exports mainly refrigerated avocados to Europe and America, expected to experience slight delays.

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