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Maersk wants to continue sailing in the Red Sea, while Hapag-Lloyd is suspending the voyage

Maersk wants to continue sailing in the Red Sea, while Hapag-Lloyd is suspending the voyage

Danish shipping company Maersk wants to use this route again soon despite the recent attack by Houthi rebels on one of its cargo ships in the Red Sea. The company announced today that the safety of crew, ships and cargo is the highest priority.

Maersk relies on the multinational Prosperity Guardian operation, which aims to enable maritime trade through the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.

Plans should be updated for each ship individually; Depending on the development of the security situation, freight traffic may be redirected again. The company suspended all its flights through the Red Sea for 48 hours on Sunday after the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels attacked the Maersk Hangzhou container ship. American helicopters repelled the attack.

Hapag-Lloyd converts ships

However, Germany's largest container shipping company, Hapag-Lloyd, continues to avoid the Red Sea. A company spokesperson said today: “We are closely monitoring the situation every day, but we will redirect our ships until January 9.” Next Tuesday, the Hamburg company wants to decide again whether ships should be redirected through the Cape of Good Hope at the tip of South Africa.

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