Delay insurance providers say clients have already started to issue claims related to the grounding of an Evergreen Marine-operated ultra large containership in the Suez Canal.

Following the grounding of the 20,388-teu Ever Given (built 2018), Will Robinson, managing director of strike and delay at the Standard Club, said: “We have already had notifications of delays. This is exactly this sort of situation that strike and delay insurance is intended to cover.”