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.

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Maersk opens for bookings of short-term contracts and bookings carried out through online platform Spot again, albeit with some limitations, informs the shipping company in a customer update following re-opening of the Suez Canal last week.

Short-term bookings are, however, subject to both port, container and equipment availability, says the company in the update. Maersk has 50 vessels that have been delayed by close to a week due to the blockage.

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