Suez Canal traffic resumes

  • Market: Crude oil, Freight, Metals, Natural gas, Oil products
  • 29/03/21

Vessel traffic has restarted in the Suez Canal, after the containership Ever Given was successfully dislodged from the bank where it had run aground on 23 March, and escorted to the Great Bitter Lake.

Vesseltracker shows that the first of the convoy of ships that had been waiting in the Great Bitter Lake, midway through the canal, to transit southbound, are underway towards the southern channel in which the Ever Given was stuck.

Shipping agent Leth Agencies said that this will be followed by 30 vessels transiting through the canal southbound from the Port Said anchorage, with further movements still to be announced. Vessel tracking service Fleetmon shows a number of vessels entering the north end of the canal from the Port Said anchorage.

The six day blockage has left a significant backlog of ships waiting to transit the canal. Leth Agencies said that 367 ships were waiting to transit the canal early today. A source at another shipping agent, Clarkson Shipping Agency, estimated that this backlog will take five-seven days to clear.

The list of ships waiting to transit the canal, or approaching from the north or south side, includes 36 dirty tankers and 26 clean tankers, according to Argus data (see table).

Tankers awaiting Suez passage
MarketVesselVessel ClassStatusCargoDirectionAnchorageOrigin
cleanEnergy CenturionLR1ladenalkylateNorthboundSuezSikka
cleanNautical DeborahLR1ladenjet/keroNorthboundSuezSikka
cleanAl Soor IiLR1ladenDiesel/gasoilNorthboundSuezMina Abdulla
cleanPacific DebbieLR1ladenDiesel/gasoilNorthboundSuezJubail
cleanSTI PrecisionLR1ladenGasolineNorthboundApproachingSikka
cleanTalaraLR1ladenjet/keroNorthboundApproachingVadinar
cleanSTI PrecisionLR1ladenGasolineNorthboundApproachingSikka
cleanSTI BroadwayLR2ladenDiesel/gasoilNorthboundSuezYanbu
cleanPacific A DorodchiLR2ladennaphtha/diesel/gasoilNorthboundSuezSohar
cleanTorm HermiaLR2ladenULSDNorthboundSuezYanbu
cleanSTI RoseLR2ladenULSDNorthboundApproachingSohar
cleanSTI OxfordLR2ladenGasoilNorthboundApproachingYanbu
cleanAlpins AqualinaLR2ladenJet/ULSDNorthboundApproachingJebel Dhanna
cleanAtalanta TMRladenjet/keroNorthboundSuezNew Mangalore
cleanMinerva RitaMRladenGasoilNorthboundSuezYanbu
cleanGladys WMRladenBiodieselNorthboundSuezMumbai
cleanNavig8 SuccessMRladenGasoilNorthboundSuezRas Laffan
cleanTRF BergenMRladenBiodieselNorthboundApproachingYanbu
cleanEco Van NuysMRladenBiodieselNorthboundApproachingPasir Gudang, MY
cleanBowfinLR1ladennaphthaSouthboundPort SaidTuapse
cleanHafnia ShanghaiLR1ladenNaphthaSouthboundPort SaidMalta STS
cleanTorm SofiaLR1ladenNaphthaSouthboundPort SaidTuapse
cleanSpetses LadyLR2ladennaphthaSouthboundPort SaidNovorossiysk
cleanSTI GuardLR2ladenNaphthaSouthboundApproachingSkikda
cleanNCC SamaMRladenOther Clean productsSouthboundPort SaidLavera
cleanMaersk MaruMRladenDiesel/gasoilSouthboundPort SaidRotterdam
dirtyMyrtosAframaxballastNorthboundSuezSikka
dirtyGlifaAframaxballastNorthboundSuezOnsan
dirtySeligerAframaxballastNorthboundSuezParadip
dirtySeaways YosemiteAframaxballastNorthboundSuezSriracha
dirtyAqualegendAframaxladenfuel oil NorthboundSuezJubail
dirtySea BeechAframaxladenCrudeNorthboundSuezYemen
dirtyMaersk AegeanHandysizeladenfuel oil NorthboundSuezFujairah
dirtyAliakmonPanamaxballastNorthboundSuezSuez STS
dirtyMaran CassiopeiaSuezmaxballastNorthboundSuezFujairah
dirtySeadancerSuezmaxballastNorthboundSuezNew Mangalore
dirtyNissos SifnosSuezmaxballastNorthboundSuezTianjin
dirtyMilitosSuezmaxballastNorthboundApproachingTianjin
dirtyMinerva GeorgiaSuezmaxballastNorthboundApproachingTianjin
dirtyDonatSuezmaxballastNorthboundApproachingKochi
dirtyIthaki WarriorSuezmaxladencrudeNorthboundSuezRas Tanura
dirtyElandra FalconSuezmaxladencrudeNorthboundSuezBasrah Oil Terminal
dirtyNew DiscoverySuezmaxladencrude (58.2kt)NorthboundSuezUnclear
dirtyFairwaySuezmaxladenCrudeNorthboundApproachingJuaymah Terminal
dirtyKriti VigorSuezmaxladenCrudeNorthboundApproachingBasrah Oil Terminal
dirtyDelta HellasSuezmaxladenCrudeNorthboundApproachingBasrah Oil Terminal
dirtyJag LeelaAframaxladenfuel oil SouthboundPort SaidUSG
dirtyMinerva ZenobiaAframaxladenfuel oil SouthboundPort SaidRotterdam
dirtyMT LeoAframaxladenCrudeSouthboundPort SaidLibya
dirtyGreen WarriorAframaxladenCrudeSouthboundApproachingNovorossiysk
dirtyEmeraldMRladenfuel oil SouthboundGreat Bitter LakeNovorossiysk
dirtyAlmi OdysseySuezmaxladenfuel oil SouthboundPort SaidRotterdam
dirtyMaran HerculesSuezmaxladencrudeSouthboundPort SaidLibya
dirtyNordic CygnusSuezmaxladencrudeSouthboundPort SaidCPC
dirtySonangol RangelSuezmaxladencrudeSouthboundPort SaidCPC
dirtyKasosSuezmaxladenCrudeSouthboundPort SaidLibya
dirtyViolandoSuezmaxladenCrudeSouthboundPort SaidNovorossiysk
dirtyTilos ISuezmaxladencrudeSouthboundPort SaidLibya
dirtyFront ShanghaiSuezmaxladenCrudeSouthboundPort SaidSouthtex Lightering
dirtyChristinaSuezmaxladenCrudeSouthboundPort SaidCeyhan
dirtyApacheSuezmaxladenCrudeSouthboundPort SaidMexico
dirtyTahitiSuezmaxladenCrudeSouthboundApproachingZueitina, Libya

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