Maersk & CMA CGM Stop Shipping Near Red Sea

December 18, 2023

Maersk & CMA CGM Stop Shipping Near Red Sea

Maersk Line & CMA CGM have stopped vessels that are due to pass through the Bab al-Mandab Strait, situated at the Red Sea approach to the Suez Canal, until further notice.

The instruction follows Friday’s attacks on containerships, where missiles were understood to have been launched from within Yemen, resulting in one Hapag Lloyd vessel being set on fire.

Maersk Line advised: “We are monitoring the situation constantly and retrieving all available intelligence on the security situation in the area. We expect to share more information about any next steps for these paused vessels within the next few days.

“Ensuring the safety of our employees is of the utmost importance and our number one priority in handling this challenging situation. We are also committed to ensuring the stability of our customers’ supply chains, and we are working closely with our logistics teams and taking the necessary steps to minimise the impact on customers.

“We understand the potential impact this will have on your supply chain, but please rest assured that all decisions have been carefully considered by our teams and only implemented to ensure the safety of our vessels, crew and your cargo.”

 

*Image courtesy of Jerome – stock.adobe.com

Other News

Threat Of Canada Rail Strike Impacts Schedules

Threat Of Canada Rail Strike Impacts Schedules

The imminent threat of a rail strike in Canada, has led to ocean freight carriers blanking and diverting sailings on services from Asia to the Canadian West Coast. The potential for industrial action moved a step nearer recently after a bout of talks between the...

read more
China Call For Houthi Attacks To Stop

China Call For Houthi Attacks To Stop

  The Chinese government are reported to have met with their Yemeni counterparts in Beijing this week to discuss the Red Sea crisis and subsequently called for Houthi Rebels to end their attacks on cargo ships in the region. A Chinese foreign ministry statement...

read more
Congestion Impacting Ports In Asia

Congestion Impacting Ports In Asia

  Ports in Asia are now suffering from heavy port congestion, which is disrupting ocean freight schedules throughout Southeast Asia and the Far East. Singapore is amongst the most impacted right now, which is believed to be at critical levels. Berthing delays of...

read more
Container Shortage Issues At Several Chinese Ports

Container Shortage Issues At Several Chinese Ports

  Container Shortage Issues At Several Chinese Ports After recently reporting the widespread capacity issues for ocean freight services from Asia, the situation has now escalated further in some Chinese origin ports due to severe container shortages. Current...

read more

Follow us on social media

Air Freight Services

Contracts with all major airlines and our own consolidation services.

View More

Ocean Freight Solutions

Flexible FCL and LCL solutions with all major carriers and alliances.

View More

European Road Freight

Pan European services for economy, express, full load, and intermodal.

View More

Customs

A one-stop shop brokerage service for all of your customs requirements.

View More