WATCH: Ever Given docks at Felixstowe after four-month delay

Beach-goers catch a glimpse of the Ever Given on Felixstowe beach

Beach-goers catch a glimpse of the Ever Given on Felixstowe beach - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

The Ever Given has made its long-awaited arrival at the Port of Felixstowe after blocking the Suez Canal earlier in the year.

Dozens of ship-spotters gathered along Felixstowe seafront on Tuesday to catch a glimpse of the 400m-long container ship as it was taxied to the port.

It was first seen anchored out at sea on Monday afternoon as it awaited its scheduled arrival time in Suffolk.

Zac and Archie watching the Ever Given arrive at the Port of Felixstowe after blocking the Suez Cana

Zac and Archie watch the ship arrive at the port - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

The Ever Given made international news back in March after it became lodged in the Suez Canal in Egypt amid high winds - blocking a major international trading route for six days.

The container ship after docking at the port

The container ship after docking at the port - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

It was originally scheduled to dock in Rotterdam in the Netherlands on April 3 before arriving in Suffolk three days later.

Dean Cable boat enthusiast and youtuber awaiting the arrival of the Ever Given at Felixstowe port th

A model of the Ever Given made to celebrate its arrival - Credit: CHARLOTTE BOND

The chaos and backlog meant the journeys of hundreds of ships were delayed and some were forced to take the much longer route around the southern tip of Africa.


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Shipping data from Lloyd's List projected the vessel was holding up around £7billion worth of goods every day it was stuck.

After being refloated, the Ever Given was then held by the Egyptian authorities, in charge of the Suez Canal, for more than three months amid a financial dispute over £655m in compensation.

Dean Cable snaps some views of the Ever Given as it prepares to dock at Felixstowe port

Dean Cable snaps some views of the Ever Given as it prepares to dock at the port - Credit: Charlotte Bond

In July, the ship was finally freed after an agreement was struck between its Japanese owner, Shoei Kisen Kaisha Ltd, and the canal authorities.

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The vessel is set to arrive in Hamburg in Germany after cargo was unloaded by port workers in Felixstowe.

The Port of Felixstowe is Britain’s biggest and busiest container port, welcoming more than 3,000 ships each year.

The Ever Given has made its long-awaited arrival at the Port of Felixstowe after blocking the Suez C

Onlookers try to catch a view of the Ever Given - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

The Ever Given was first spotted anchored off the coast at Felixstowe on Monday afternoon and is now making its way around Landguard Point before port workers unload its cargo.

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