The Red Sea route was attacked again Maersk suspended going through, CMA CGM significantly increased FAK ratesNotifications

PFC EXPRESS Logistics learned that the security situation in the Red Sea has further deteriorated, and Maersk, which previously announced the resumption of traffic in the Red Sea, once again suspended its Red Sea business after the attack of the "Maersk Hangzhou" vessel.


In response to the attack, Maersk said in a statement, "We will continue to suspend all cargo shipments through the region while we further assess the evolving situation." Where it makes the most sense for our customers, ships will change course and continue around the Cape of Good Hope."


Below are some screenshots of the latest route updates for Maersk's affected vessel diversions and emergency plans:



It is worth noting that Hapag-Lloyd, another shipping giant, also issued a new announcement on January 2 based on the latest situation in the Red Sea. According to the announcement, Hapag-Lloyd ships will continue to avoid the Suez Canal and the Red Sea, bypassing the Cape of Good Hope.


CMA CGM also updated its announcement on January 2, announcing that since January 15, it will increase the FAK rate for containers from Asia to the basic port of the Mediterranean, an increase of up to 100%.


The announcement shows that from January 15, the FAK rate will be levied for dry containers, OOG special containers, reefers and paid empty containers from all major Asian ports to all basic Mediterranean ports, including the Western Mediterranean, Eastern Mediterranean, Adriatic Sea, Black Sea and Syria, at $3,500-3,650 for a 20-foot container and $6,000-6,300 for a 40-foot container.


At present, the situation in the Red Sea is complex and volatile, and Royal Logistics reminds sellers to plan ahead of time and pay close attention to relevant developments in order to respond to various emergencies in a timely manner.


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