Immediate adjustment of shipping routes due to Red Sea attacks
19 December 2023
In the past days several attacks haven been carried out on ships sailing across the Red Sea. The Suez Canal, the main passage for all shipping from Asia, is also located on this route. Shipping companies have therefore decided to change their sailing routes ex Asia immediately.
Houthi rebels have already carried out several attacks on ships sailing across the Red Sea. The situation is currently very unsafe. The Suez Canal, the main passage for all shipping from Asia, is also located on this route.
A large number of shipping companies, including Maersk, Hapag Lloyd, MSC and CMA CGM have therefore decided to change their sailing route immediately. They mostly choose to reroute via the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. This will cause a delay of 10-15 days, on top of the usual transit time.
Unfortunately this all coincides with the upcoming, busy time for Chinese New Year and the usual blank sailings and rollovers around this period. We therefore ask that you take this into account in your planning.
We hope to have informed you sufficiently. For additional information please keep an eye on our website. Of course you can always contact your Ritra Cargo contact person.
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