3 January 2024
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Special Newsletter – Container shipping rates spike as Red Sea crisis grows

Dear Valued Customers,

We wish to inform you of a significant development in global shipping that may impact freight rates. Maersk, the world’s second-largest ocean carrier, has indefinitely suspended Red Sea transits. This decision comes after the Maersk Hangzhou was attacked by Houthi rebels. Consequently, Maersk is rerouting ships via Africa’s Cape of Good Hope.

This rerouting has already led to a noticeable surge of spot rates and container shipping stocks. As a result, cargo importers are likely to face higher freight costs and extended delays. The situation is complex, with potential U.S.-led ground strikes in Yemen being discussed, adding to the uncertainty.

For a detailed understanding of how these changes could affect your shipments, we recommend reading the full article.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our experts.


-The Axxess team

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