Hapag-Lloyd introduces live ticker on ‘dynamic’ Red Sea situation

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Hapag-Lloyd is providing a live ticker for its customers on what it calls the ‘dynamic situation’ in the Red Sea, available via the company’s website.

The ticker contains latest schedule updates by service including Vessel name, Voyage and Estimated Time of Departure (ETD) and Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA).

Hapag-Lloyd says that according to clause 18 of its bill of lading ‘Matters affecting Performance’, it has had to take the decision to avoid the Suez Canal and the Red Sea, where it views the situation there as unsafe and posing unacceptable risks to its crews’ safety – and instead route its ships around the Cape of Good Hope

In mid-December Hapag-Lloyd experienced an attack on its vessel Al Jasrah in the Red Sea. Fortunately, the crew was not injured, and the vessel could continue its journey.

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