Unfortunately, the situation is still not under control. We see shipping lines daily are adjusting rates, and as long as there are no solution for this unfortunate closing of the Suez, we do not know when rates and transit times will stabilize.
We are in close contact with all affected customers with updates on the containers in the sea.
Do not hesitate to give us a call if you need to discuss solutions and different options.
Terror stops ships from passing through Suez Canal, forcing shipping lines to change routes.
Recent terrorist attacks are causing turmoil in the global supply chain, affecting international shipping, causing delays and increasing costs.
The Houthi militia's increased assaults on trade vessels have compelled major container shipping companies to avoid the Suez Canal.
Controlling over half of the global container fleet, the shipping companies have stopped traffic through the Bab el Mandeb strait, increasing the route length. The new route leads the ships around the southern tip of Africa.
Sea freight rates will be affected, and surcharges may be implemented.
We are in close contact with the shipping lines and will continue to monitor the situation. More changes might be made to ensure the safety of the vessels.
This news article will be updated when we get information.
Please contact your sales contact or our customer service if you have any questions.