U.S offers assistance in resuming shipping on the Suez Canal

Suez Canal

Attempts to restore movement along the channel have not yet been crowned with success.

Dredging of the Suez Canal and attempts to tow the grounded container ship Ever Given will continue on Saturday. The work was suspended late in the evening local time on Friday, and it was still not possible to unload traffic on the canal.

US President Joe Biden offered to help unblock the channel. According to Biden, the United States has equipment and capacity that most countries do not have.

A US spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Navy is ready to send a team of dredging experts but is awaiting the agreement of local authorities.

Two additional tugboats are reported to arrive at Ever Given on March 28 to help move the grounded vessel.

The blockage of the Suez Canal, which connects Europe and Asia, has led to an increase in prices for oil products and also threatens to turn into costly costs for a number of companies.