Maersk halts Red Sea shipping until further notice

Date Added: 3 January 2024

Maersk halts Red Sea shipping until further notice

With our comprehensive portfolio of international container shipping services, Davies Turner notes that CNBC is reporting that Maersk has paused shipping through the Red Sea until further notice after one of its vessels came under attack from Houthi militants over the weekend.

The decision by the Danish shipping giant appears to extend a 48-hour pause implemented in the immediate aftermath of the attack.

Repeated attacks by Houthi militants on vessels in the Red Sea have raised concerns about disruptions to global trade through the key waterway.

According to CNBC, Maersk announced this development yesterday in an update to customers.

Maersk said an investigation into the most recent incident is ongoing and it will continue to pause all cargo movement through the area while it further assess the constantly evolving situation.

Vessels will be re-routed and continue their journey around the Cape of Good Hope in Africa in cases where this makes sense, the company added.

It remains to be seen if other lines that have resumed some sailings through the region, will now follow Maersk's example.

Davies Turner is committed to helping clients manage this difficult situation and mitigate where possible additional costs incurred. Our ocean freight team will endeavour to keep in close contact with all clients to provide updates on specific movements.

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