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Maersk opens for short-term bookings again after Suez blockage

The container market continues to be affected by the week-long traffic jam in the Suez Canal, which has further exacerbated container ship delays and pressure on ports. But the situation is now improved, and Maersk thus opens for short-term and Spot bookings again.

Suez blockage sends oil prices and tanker rates soaring

The Suez Canal remains blocked in both directions for the fourth consecutive day, now causing both oil prices and tanker rates to skyrocket. Production and demand could be affected if ships are forced to find alternative and longer routes, writes Reuters.

Container ships reroute south of Africa to circumvent Suez Canal

South Korea's HMM confirms to ShippingWatch that the container line has redirected a ship south of Africa to circumvent the Suez Canal, where a grounded container ship continues to block all passage. "A few vessels" have so far done the same, says shipping analyst.

Maersk considers air routes to circumvent blocked Suez Canal

Maersk is now looking at alternative routes and contemplates air solutions for particularly time-sensitive cargoes. Egypt authorities continue the attempt to refloat grounded Ever Given in the Suez Canal, which is blocking all passage. Meanwhile, a salvage company tells Dutch media that the operation may take weeks. Updated.

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