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The  Ever Given arrives  in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Thursday. Photograph: Sanne Derks/Getty Images

The huge container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week earlier this year has finally reached the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands t(...)

A protester going by the name Cowboy Barbie holds an AR-15 rifle at a rally in Carson City, Nevada, in  January ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration as US president. Photograph: Ty O’Neil/Sopa Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Here follow pairs of facts about the contemporary US. The economy added 850,000 jobs in one month; a third of voters believe the last presidential e(...)

The Panama-flagged MV Ever Given container ship sailing along Egypt’s Suez Canal near the canal’s central city of Ismailia on Wednesday. Photograph: Getty Images

Suez Canal authorities have announced the release of a shipping vessel that blocked the crucial waterway for nearly a week earlier this year. The Eve(...)

The MV Ever Given stuck in the Suez Canal near Suez, Egypt, last month. Photograph: ©Maxar Technologies via AP

Who was not gripped by the unexpected drama of the Suez Canal? One very large ship and a big gust of wind and all of a sudden international shipping w(...)

It took six days, 11 tugboats, multiple dredgers, including a specialised suction dredger that can extract 2,000 cubic metres of material per hour, an(...)

People watch as the Ever Given is refloated, unblocking the Suez Canal. Photograph: Mahmoud Khaled/Getty

A huge container ship blocking Egypt’s Suez Canal for nearly a week has been set free and is on the move, a salvage firm has said. Helped by the peak(...)

Authorities have so far been unable to remove the Ever Given and traffic through the Suez Canal  has been halted. Photograph: Maxar Technologies/AFP via Getty

Suez Canal salvage teams were alternating between dredging and tugging on Sunday to dislodge a massive container ship blocking the busy waterway, whil(...)

Tugboats and a specialised suction dredger are being used in an attempt to refloat the Ever Given. Photograph: Maxar Tech/AFP via Getty

The ship blocking the Suez Canal has moved during refloating efforts, according to the head of the Suez Canal Authority. Osama Rabie said on Saturday(...)

The Taiwan-owned MV Ever Given (Evergreen), a 400-metre-long and 59-metre wide vessel lodged sideways and impeding all traffic across the waterway of Egypt’s Suez Canal. Photograph: Maxar Technologies/EPA

Experts predict it could take weeks to dislodge the massive container ship Ever Given, which has been stuck on a sandbank in the Suez Canal, blocking(...)

Workers assess the condition of the Ever Given, a container ship operated by a company called Evergreen, which has blocked all traffic in the Suez Canal when it became wedged there.  Photograph: Suez Canal Authority via The New York Times

Reeling from the blockage in the Suez Canal, shipping rates for oil product tankers have nearly doubled this week, and several vessels were diverted a(...)

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