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Shippers Avoiding  Suez Canal
Shippers Avoiding  Suez Canal
Shippers Avoiding  Suez Canal
Shippers Avoiding  Suez Canal
Shippers Avoiding  Suez Canal

Shippers Avoiding Suez Canal

Dec. 20, 2023
Companies are rerouting ships due to safety concerns.

Due to increased attacks on vessels in the Red Sea, a number of companies are puasing shipping via the Red Sea, as reported by Reuters. 

Here is an excerpted list from Reuters

CMA CGM

French shipping group CMA CGM said on Dec. 18 it was rerouting some vessels via the Cape of Good Hope, and had instructed all its other container ships that were scheduled to pass through the Red Sea to reach safe areas and pause their journey until further notice.

HAPAG-LLOYD

German container shipping line Hapag Lloyd said on Dec. 18 it would reroute several ships via the Cape of Good Hope until the safety of passage through the Suez Canal and the Red Sea could be guaranteed.

A projectile believed to be a drone struck its vessel Al Jasrah on Dec. 15, while sailing close to the coast of Yemen. No crew were injured.

MAERSK 

Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk on Dec. 15 said it would pause all container shipments through the Red Sea until further notice, following a "near-miss incident" involving its vessel Maersk Gibraltar a day earlier.

On Dec. 19, Maersk said vessels that were due to sail through the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden would be re-routed around the Cape of Good Hope.

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