Ship that blocked Suez Canal to be released after settlement reached

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The massive container ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March will be released after a settlement was reached over a compensation dispute, a law firm representing the Japanese owner of the ship said Sunday. The formal settlement was reached between the Suez Canal Authority and Japanese ship-leasing company Shoei Kisen Kaisha Ltd. after the seizure of the 220,000-ton Ever Given. The Panama-flagged ship, which is operated by Taiwan's Evergreen Marine Corp., became wedged in the vital waterway on March 23, causing significant disruption to global traffic by blocking more than 400 ships, before ...

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