• Maersk, the Danish shipping giant, is set to resume shipping operations in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden after a temporary halt in December due to attacks on its vessels.
• The decision is influenced by the deployment of Operation Prosperity Guardian (OPG), a US-led military initiative focused on ensuring the safety of maritime commerce in the region.
• While acknowledging OPG’s implementation, Maersk expressed readiness to permit vessel transits through the Red Sea, with detailed plans to be disclosed soon.
Denmark’s Maersk is gearing up to restart shipping operations in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden following a pause in December due to attacks on its vessels, according to media reports.
The decision is prompted by the deployment of a US-led military operation, Operation Prosperity Guardian (OPG), aimed at ensuring the safety of maritime commerce in the region.
Maersk acknowledged the initiative and expressed readiness to allow vessel transits through the Red Sea, with details to be provided in the coming days.
However, the company noted the possibility of diverting ship traffic based on evolving safety conditions.
In recent weeks, numerous other companies, including oil major BP (BP.L), have ceased transiting the Red Sea due to safety concerns.
Reports showed that a combined market share of vessels from MSC, Hapag Lloyd, and Maersk represents approximately 40% of global trade.
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