Published in Edition 15

FC#15 | The Ever Given, Manuela Lacerda

In March 2021, the container ship Ever Given was stranded in the Suez Canal, a key strategic point for 10% of world trade. The six-day long blockage the ship caused seriously disrupted maritime traffic and resulted in maritime trade losses estimated between 5 and 84 billion euros. Manuela Lacerda, Large Accounts Coordinator MDS Portugal looks back on Anna Mestre's article discussing the impact on the insurance sector and how similar incidents could be prevented in future.