Suez Canal chief says financial negotiations underway with Ever Given owner

The containership Ever Given stuck in the Suez Canal in Egypt, viewed from the International Space Station. Credit: NASA JSC ISS image library

The Suez Canal Authority is in discussions with the owner of the containership Ever Given, Japanese firm Shoei Kisen Kaisha, to settle the costs of freeing the vessel from blocking the canal for nearly a week. Speaking to The Associated Press, head of the Suez Canal Authority Osama Rabie said he hoped to reach an agreement outside of the courts.…

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