The Ever Given was successfully pried from the sand on Monday, and traffic has resumed through the canal. Egyptian authorities were desperate to get traffic flowing again through the waterway that’s a conduit for about 12 per cent of world trade and around 1 million barrels of oil a day.

Leth Agencies, one of the top providers of Suez Canal crossing services, said 37 ships exited from Great Bitter Lake by 3:30 a.m. local time and 76 are scheduled to go Tuesday. South Korea’s shipping giant HMM Co. said the HMM Gdansk, one of the world’s largest container vessels and which can carry 24,000 20-foot boxes, was scheduled to transit through the waterway Tuesday after being held up since last week.

It may take as long as four days to return the canal to normal, Suez Canal Authority Chairman Osama Rabie said at a Monday evening press conference. #suezcanal #suezblocked