CMA CGM resumes Red Sea transits on ‘case-by-case’ basis

The world’s third largest container line said the situation was being “closely assessed” for each vessel prior to transit and therefore it was not possible to communicate routing choices in advance. Other vessels from the company will continue to take the longer route via the Cape of Good Hope avoiding the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

The French liner company ceased transits of the Red Sea on 1 February routing all its vessels via the Cape of Good Hope citing the safety of its seafarers being the company’s priority at all times.

CMA CGM was one of last major container lines stop transiting the Red Sea and the decision to reroute all vessels via the Cape followed an unsuccessful missile attack by Houthi rebels in Yemen on the 8,600 teu container ship Koi chartered by CMA CGM.


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