A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) will pause all vessels bound for the Red Sea / Gulf of Aden in light of the recent incident involving Maersk Hangzhou and ongoing developments in the area.
The situation is constantly evolving and remains highly volatile, and all available intelligence at hand confirms that the security risk continues to be at a significantly elevated level, reported the company’s latest advisory.
All Maersk vessels due to transit the Red Sea / Gulf of Aden Will thus be diverted south around the Cape of Good Hope for the foreseeable future.
By suspending voyages through the Red Sea / Gulf of Aden, the Danish carrier hopes to bring its customers more consistency and predictability despite the associated delays that come with the re-routing.
Vessel contingencies will continue to be communicated with customers on a case-by-case basis.
The previously announced Transit Disruption Surcharge (TDS), Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) and Emergency Contingency Surcharge (ECS) for all cargo on vessels affected by the disruptions around the Red Sea / Gulf of Aden remain in effect.
Earlier this week, the City of Yokohama, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) and Maersk signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of green methanol bunkering infrastructure at the Port of Yokohama, Japan.