Hapag-Lloyd has launched an ad hoc Jeddah Express (JDX) service connecting Tanger Med, Damietta, Jeddah, Damietta, Tanger Med to facilitate cargo connections to Jeddah that are affected by the Red Sea blockade since December 2023. The service will connect to Jeddah via the Suez Canal from the north, allowing it to avoid the Gulf of Aden. The 4,252 teu SEASPAN HAMBURG has been deployed on the JDX since 31 December 2023, with the 2,518 teu ZHONG GU XIONG AN joining the service on 29 January. The